Knitting sheath / Gwain i ddal gwaell
A mahogany knitting sheath, which is carved with crosses, an anchor, a heart and initialled FM and the handle is bound with fine brass wire.
Welsh circa 1880
9″ l x 1″ w x 1″ d / 22.9cm l x 2.5cm w x 2.5cm d
“The use of the stick “sheath” was to support a needle to work from during the process of knitting and for this purpose it had a hole in the end to receive the needle.” From the Guide to the collection of Welsh Bygones, Iorweth Peate – National Museum of Wales 1927.