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Wooden Knitting Needle Sheath



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A British chain sheath with two sticks incorporating balls in delicately carved cages. One stick terminates in the carved head of a bird, the other, with a needle hole, is naively carved with a bird beneath a heart, the bird being repeated on another face. Circa 1850-1880.

Condition: Good patination with wear consistent with age and use. No Repairs visible

Dimensions: Weight 20gm, Length 40.5cm

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.