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Bags for spindles and yarn

A couple of leather bags made to hold yarn and spindles. The square bag is a large (VERY large) version of a Tudor example recovered from the Mary Rose, although I doubt they were knitting or spinning on board the ship! I normally make them for fishing or tool kits. The smaller, drawstring bag is made from two colours of soft sheep skin, and has a leather draw cord. It is completely round when opened flat and holds a surprising amount. Both are made with natural, vegetable tanned leather/skin and are hand sewn with linen thread. The square bag measures 20x13cm at the base, 23x16cm at the top and is 36cm tall. The round, gathered bag has a diameter of 42cm.