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RECKH : 1940.35 , sheath
4035 - sheath

Redcar and Cleveland Museum Service
Record Number RECKH.1940.35
NUMBER-OF-ITEMS
1
IDENTIFICATION
SIMPLE-NAME
sheath
FULL-NAME
knitting sheath
BRIEF-DESCRIPTION
Plain knitting sheath with diagonal slit, brass capping to strenghten needle hole. 'The knitting sheath was worn on the right hand side in order to release the fingers of the right hand for throwing the wool. When the sheath was not in use the needle was tucked into the right armpit. Knitting sheaths were pieced to the depths of about two inches and the sheath was fastened into a band called a 'cow band'. Knitting sheaths were all kindsof shapes, the 'scimitar or goose-wing' sheath came from North-West Yorkshire and the West-moorland Downs. The straight kind were universally used'. .
PRODUCTION
METHOD
carved
PERIOD
PERIOD
19th century
ASSOCIATION
PERIOD
PERIOD
19th century
CONTENT-OUTLINE
BRIEF-SUMMARY
Plain knitting sheath with diagonal slit, brass capping to strenghten needle hole. 'The knitting sheath was worn on the right hand side in order to release the fingers of the right hand for throwing the wool. When the sheath was not in use the needle was tucked into the right armpit. Knitting sheaths were pieced to the depths of about two inches and the sheath was fastened into a band called a 'cow band'. Knitting sheaths were all kinds of shapes, the 'scimitar or goose-wing' sheath came from North-West Yorkshire and the West-moorland Downs. The straight kind were universally used'. .
DESCRIPTION
MATERIAL
wood, brass
COMPLETENESS
complete
LENGTH
14.1cm