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Knitting Needle and Sheath

2008.12.149.1ABC (RS31007)

Description

Knitting needle shealth and needle. Embroidered striped cotton twill cut in the shape of a hand and bound all around with buttonhole stitch in green silk. Has steel knitting needle inserted into sheath and also a calling card of "Mrs. Statie A. Jones."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
Late 18th Century
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Statie A. Jones" (Paper label, on needle)
"A knitting sheath, / probably one of a pair./ A wedding present to/ a bride about 250/ years/ ago./ Mrs. C. C. Jones" (In fact this is not one of a pair. These were used singly by pinning the sheath to the hip of one's gown and stabilizing the needle inserted in the sheath-Cataloguer's note)
Material
embroidering
silk (textile)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
West Acton (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
embroidering
Needle, Knitting
silk (textile)
steel (alloy)
Dimensions
10 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2008.12.149.1ABC
Credit Line
Gift of Richard C. Nylander
GUSN
223160

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