26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2099


Late 19th Century Gull Wing Knitting Stick, with floral and heart incised decoration, turned and stepped handle, 24cm,
Another of a Similar Date, with a turned handle and good patina, 23cm,
a 'Goose's Thropple' this was used in cottages by knitters, incorporating a length of dried windpipe made into a loop with a dried pea placed inside, the wool was then wrapped around this, therefore if the ball rolled away, a quick jerk on the wool would make the thropple rattle and the ball could be found, a handwritten letter to Mrs Goodchild from Ellen Eyres of Keswick,
a Teasel Bat on a wooden frame, used for brushing up the nap on the finished cloth, 25cm wide by 23cm high,
tin knitting needle case

Private Knitting Stick Collection

Not Sold


Auction: Costume, Accessories & Textiles, 26th May, 2023

Highlights include quilts from Cumbria, a private collection of late 19th and early 20th century quilts from Great Britain, the United States and Canada, and a good selection of dolls. Amongst the luxury designer goods is a selection of Louis Vuitton luggage, a collection of 1990s designer outfits, a variety of 20th century costume, and modern perfumes.


Tuesday 23 May - Wednesday 24 May 10am-4pm, Thursday 25 May 10am-5pm and the morning of the sale from 8am

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