A very nice antique treen knitting sheath with herringbone inlay to the edge. Front panel has a hand written name Margaret Notts, February 16th 1848 behind a panel of glass. This one measures approx 16cm in length. Antique treen knitting sheaths were usually tucked into a belt below the right arm pit or slotted over a belt, the point of the needle would slot into the hole in the top of the sheath and would allow someone to knit with one hand whilst performing chores with the other.They also took the weight of the work and stopped stitches slipping off the bottom of a double- ended needle.The majority were made from wood buth other materials like brass and bone were used.
Antique Treen Knitting Sheath dated 1848