Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Does Anyone Know What This Is?

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I bought this mystery treasure at the Comfort Antique Mall thinking it was a sock darner. But, now I'm not sure. You can see that the end comes off revealing a pick, something like a hat pin. I'm not sure what purpose this would serve in darning socks. I don't think the antique dealer I bought this from was exactly sure what it was for either. She had it labeled, "Vintage sewing implement made from horn". It was in the same case with the sock darners, but she had those labeled as such. This "darner" is small, only about 4 1/2 inches long and is made of horn. If anyone knows it's purpose or how to find out, let me know. I've searched, but so far have not found an answer. For now it will join my collection of darners.

3 comments:

  1. hmmm...no idea! =0) sorry

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  2. Could it be used for handfelting your knitting? I saw a show on this process and your tool looks similar to hers.

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  3. You might be right about it being for handfelting. I really have no idea what the pin is for. The rest still looks like a sock darner to me.

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