Wooden Knitting Needle Sheath
A simple sheath with a caged ball and inlaid with a heart on one face and a diamond and a circle on the others. Note the diagonal slot, this slot was for apron strings that would hold the sheath in place. Circa 1850-1880.
Condition: Good patination with wear consistent with age and use.
Dimensions: Weight 25gm, Length 21cm Width 1.8cm
Further information on knitting sheaths can be found in Needlework Tools and Accessories, a Dutch Tradition by Kay Sullivan. Chapter 10, pages 57 to 167.