Wool Needle Book


Made in the USA


Simple needle books like these are sometimes found in traditional collections. They are the work of necessity and frugality. These are simply made of five pieces of wool coatings back stitched together with linen thread. In The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in a theft trial in 1784 London it was recorded, “SIMON ALLEN was indicted for feloniously stealing . . . one pincushion, value one halfpeny, one needle book, value one halfpenny”.

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