An antique knitting sheath from the 19th century carved from one piece of wood by Tim Tarn from Middleton, Teesdale.
This type of knitting sheath is described as the most elaborate displaying technical proficiency and ingenuity. His work has been described as "probably the most elegant'. Each sheath is carved in a spiral form with a swivel link chain and has either a two or four prong hook for carrying the weight of the knitting. Chip carved decoration to the end. It measures 49.5cm l when stretched out x 3cm d at its widest part. C1880