Years ago it was common to carry home fresh bread, cakes or pastries in boxes or paper held closed with decorative twine. This twine was commonly red-and-white (and sometimes blue-and-white). Many would untie it carefully and save it for future fix-it use.
Some refer to baker’s twine as butcher’s twine, though the twine the butcher used was more commonly white or a single color.
Today this twine is still used at some bakeries. It’s gained popularity at home, too, for accenting packages and craft projects. Baker’s twine is a big hit with scrap bookers as well.
Do you remember Mom bringing home fresh baked goods wrapped in paper (or in a box), adorned with this classic-colored string?