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This brass knitting sheath originates from the Durham or North Yorkshire region. In his excellent book ‘North Country Folk Art’, Peter Brears gives detailed information and fine drawings of knitting sheaths, most of which were made of wood and were frequently carved as love tokens. The edition of  The Ladies’ Work-Table Book  (p.

12) lists a knitting sheath as standard equipment for recreational fancywork. It is also included in the  US edition from  (p. 25). NECESSARY IMPLEMENTS FOR KNITTING. The tool that enabled people to knit quickly and to knit while standing and walking was the knitting sheath. Knitting sheaths varied in quality, workmanship, shape, and decoration.

June Hall Apr knitting sheath. book, - 9 min read. Welsh Knitting Sheaths, Mary Thomas’s Knitting Book, Figby kind permission the National Museum of Wales The lengthened sheath was known as a knitting stick, and Fig 13 shows three of German origin.

Each sheath or stick had a small bore down the middle of the narrow end, large enough to admit a knitting needle. A woman knitting on Pier Road, Whitby.

Knitting was an ideal occupation for filling spare moments, both indoors and out of doors. To knit stockings or other small garments were especially practical while standing or walking, but also in this picture the sheath (if in use) was not visible for the camera (Courtesy of: Whitby Museum Library & Archive, Photograph book knitting sheath.

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Abby's parcel contained a new knitting sheath. book knitting sheath, a set of needles, and a large ball of fine yarn. Story for Christmas Eve, from Sunshine in the Heart - A Book for Girls, Decorative sheaths. Sep 1, - Explore Vintage Knitting's board "knitting sheaths / belts / sticks", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Knitting, Sheath, Knitting tools pins. 12th July By Sarah White. Knitting sheaths are small carved wooden sticks that first appeared in the early 17 th century. Historians believe that knitting can be recorded as far back as 3 rd century Egypt, and like many practices it is thought that the skill was disseminated along.

RELIAN Double Pointed Knitting Needles, 75 Pcs Bamboo Knitting Needles Set, 15 Sizes from mmmm(8 Inches Length)+ 4Pcs Knitting Needles Point Protectors by RELIAN $ $ 9. 68 $ Representing knitting traditions from around the world, the collection includes objects for everyday wear, such as 16th-century knitted caps or 19th-century baby clothes as well as exquisite examples of craftsmanship such as an 18th-century knitted carpet and a petticoat.

England Golf jumper, s, Shetland Islands Knitting sheath. A sycamore knitting sheath. Uploaded by. Casglu'r Tlysau Date joined: 24/07/ Item uploaded: 28/01/ Views; CREATOR: Unknown OWNER: Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery PUBLISHER REFERENCE: GTJ Item Created: More items with these tags: art.

Our collection includes an example of a knitting sheath made in the Yorkshire Dales. Known as a goose wing, the sheath was specially adapted to the shape of the knitter's waist to help them knit on the move.

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The sheath is carved with the date,and the initials 'AWG'. various knitting sheaths drawn by Peter Brears in The Knitting Sheath, published in Folk Life vol 20 pins.

Instructions on how to knit Irish Cottage style. Also called Lever Knitting or Pit Knitting, it's a great style for speed knitting. It helps decrease pain in. A knit sheath can be very simple or very elaborate.

Most are pieces of wood shaped to fit comfortably in your belt with a small hole drilled into one end to put your working needle. A knitting sheath from the or (image from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery) Very simple ones can be made from bundles of straw or feathers.

A straw. Knitting sheaths were attached to the waist and used to support one knitting needle so that the knitter only needed to use one hand for plain knitting. Many women supplemented their incomes by making knitted goods for sale and a knitting sheath made it possible to knit while carrying out other domestic chores, in particular carrying or feeding.

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PUBLISHED: 05 October | UPDATED: 06 October Steve Russell. Every book on needlework tools has a photo or two of knitting sheaths – Kay Sullivan’s book has wonderful information and photos about Dutch sheaths.

Also excellent reading about UK sheaths is Peter Brears’ article which has extensive topographical research. But most other books do not have much historical information, or many. In pre-industrial England, knitters used knitting sheaths. Knitting sheaths were wooden and had a hole to put the end of the needle in.

They were stuck through a belt or apron to fix them at the knitter’s side. Knitting sheaths allowed one-handed knitting. If you do an Internet search you will find many beautiful examples of knitting sheaths.

Lever knitting is easily learned on long straight needles, one of which you can pop under your right arm as you work, keeping it stable. That way only the left-hand needle moves. A knitting sheath or makkin belt can also be used to hold a straight needle stationary (and that's what you'd probably use if you were knitting while standing or walking).

It is speculated that knitting came to Norway from Denmark. Knitted fragments found in Norwegian graves have been dated to around According to customs records, Bergen (on the west coast of Norway) was an import harbor for luxury items, such as embroidered and knitted silk garments.

Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer #1 design by Mari Lynn Patrick. In this oh-so-chic sheath, a multicolor slip-stitch pattern creates the look of woven fabric, and a length of ribbon woven in just below the bodice provides couture detailing. Purchase Silhouette Patterns The Knit Sheath Dress and read its pattern reviews.

Find other sewing patterns. Carved wooden knitting sheath. Curved tapering stick with a scroll knob at one end and on the other end is a square with a circular hole in the middle to hold the knitting needle, and curved lines. Halfway along one side is a groove for fastening the sheath to the users apron-string.

Old knitting sheaths, wrapped in tissue paper in the Museum Storerooms. Knitting sheaths were used in Shetland before knitting belts and probably also before steel knitting needles became widely available.

They were stuffed into a belt at the knitter’s side to .This is a rare knitting sheath from Wales. A similar one is illustrated in Brears book on Knitting sheaths.

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Note the conical shaped shaft carved to resemble a series of cones nesting one within the other - a particular characteristic of some of the Welsh knitting stingly the knitting sheath changes half way up to a square shaft with cross hatch decoration.American.

A wooden carved piggin with engraved initials and heart, and three sewing implements, including a chip-carved knitting sheath and goose wing sheath; piggin ht.

6 in. (including handle). Provenance: Property from the Americana Collections of Kenneth and Barbara Gruver, Germantown, OH.