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darning mushroom with handle case

darning mushroom with handle case

£22.00

A darning mushroom , made of oak with a handle that has a lid. remove the lid to open the secret needle holder. Holds needles up to 6cm long. , with 2 darning needles included. 

( 5.5 and 6cm long) 

The darning needle case design is 16cm long. The diameter of the mushroom head is 8cm , the handle diameter is 3cm , it needs to be sturdy to both be used as a handle and store the needles without being brittle. A mushroom-shaped piece of smooth Oak wood used to
stretch and support material being darned. 

Historical information

The darning mushroom would have been an essential tool in an era when women were constantly repairing worn socks. Before the common use of synthetic materials, socks and other items of clothing were in constant need of repair. Darning would have been considered a necessary skill. The mushroom was used to make repairs to clothing and bed linen.

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