Knitting Needle and Sheath

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

Late 18th Century

GUSN

GUSN-223160

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

Descriptive Terms

silk (textile)
steel (alloy)
embroidering
Needle, Knitting

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

10 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Nylander

Accession Number

2008.12.149.1ABC

Places

West Acton (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)