A 19th century treen knitting sheath with glass panel behind which is a verse "Child of Mary, thou dost ........ me meet it all in thee.  and stringing to the edge.
It measures 19cm 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 with a verse

SKU: verseknittingsheath
    OPUS ANTIQUES
     
    We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.


    This web site shows only a  small selection of our current stock for sale, if you are looking for something you don't see, please contact us.

     

    We are also interested in buying Antique Treen items. As well as using our Contact page, you can also email or telephone us on 07941 285532

    ANTIQUE TREEN

    The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

    Nowadays when we talk about Antique Treen it tends to cover all small wooden items including antique snuff boxes, candle stands, spice towers, etc. often made from several pieces of turned wood.

     

    When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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