31 May 2011

Bobbins

A small bundle of bobbins...
Most of the above bobbins are made from hazel, one is fruitwood, and the carved one at the bottom is boxwood. Most are taken from examples surviving from archaeological sites. The double stoppered bobbin is from the Mary Rose (1545), as is the tapered bobbin (possibly for net-making?). The boxwood bobbin (one of a set of three) is for using with heavy gold thread and is based on one in the Pinto Collection in Birmingham. All are available to order.

Fasteners etc

A (small) selection of fasteners and button bases available to order...

20 May 2011

Heritage Crafts Association

Map of traditional craftspeople in the UK

Whoopee! I'm on the Map!