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Sewing, knitting

Historical codes are for guidance only:

Pre-Roman PR  Roman R  Saxon S  Viking V  Early Medieval EM  Late Medieval LM  Tudor T  Civil War CW
Not period specific X
Pins and needles

needles

Top row: Fine, Medium and Strong Bronze needles. Set of 3.  EM LM T CW
Bottom row: Medium and Strong Steel needles. Set of 3.  T CW
PLEASE NOTE: STRONG STEELS ARE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE AS I AM HAVING TROUBLE GETTING SUITABLE STEEL 🙁
All needles £5 per pack
Curved, strong bronze needles are also available, various radii, £3 each

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Top row: Brass 25mm pins, set of 6; Bronze 50mm, set of 4; Silver 50mm, set of 4  EM LM T CW
ALSO AVAILABLE: Brass 38mm pins, set of 5 EM LM T CW
Bottom row: Brass 25mm, set of 6; Brass 50mm, set of 6; Bronze 30mm, set of 6  EM LM T
All pins £10 per pack
Also available: Brass safety pins 30mm (approx) £3 each

 

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Naalbinding and tapestry needles: the above are examples only – please specify length and eye style preferred (round, square, long)
Antler, boxwood and bone needles from £3 each (up to 3 inches), then at +£1 per inch after.
All sizes are approximate.

 

Bobbins

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Bobbins in all shapes and sizes available – simple plain ones from 50p each to turned and carved boxwood tapestry ones from £40 each

 

Thimbles

Antler £10 PR S V EM
Various sizes are available, please order giving your finger diameter
Please note: Antler thimbles are frequently oval, as are fingers!

Bronze £15 EM LM T CW
Made from a solid billet of bronze, these are available in a variety of sizes and widths making them especially useful for larger fingers or thumbs.

Brass £10 EM LM T CW
Available in one size only at present (12mm at narrowest) but with a choice of broad or narrow taper

Leather thimble rings (not shown) X
are also available at £1.50 each, any size.

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Cast bronze thimble (from an original in my collection) £12 LM T CW

 

Needle cases

A Antler with a wooden stopper £12 S V EM
Needle capacity up to 50mm
Limited availability, please enquire

B Brass with a wooden stopper £12 R S V EM
Needle capacity up to 75mm

C Brass on a hand woven cord £16 LM T CW
Needle capacity up to 75mm

D Bone on a leather cord £10 S V EM
Needle capacity up to 75mm
Limited availability, please enquire

E Wide wooden tube £12 X
Needle capacity up to 75mm

F Long wooden tube £8 X
Needle capacity up to 100mm

Leather needle and pin wallet with wool page insert £6 X

Awls

Antler (for fabric) £8 PR S V EM LM
Steel (round profile) £8 [not shown] R EM LM T CW
Steel (oval profile) £8 R EM LM T CW
Steel (triangular profile) £8 R EM LM T CW
Beeswax
40g beeswax cast in a shell mould £2

 

Knitting needles 

150 mm / 6 inch bone knitting needles £4 each
200 mm / c.8 inch needles also available £6 each
The above hand cut and shaped bone needles are 2 mm (approximate) diameter.

Knitting sheath

Turned knitting sheath to fit a belt or strap. Example shown is in beech, please enquire for other woods. £15
Carved boxwood sheathes from £30
EM LM T CW