Darning Mushroom, Cream Painted ; Unknown manufacturer; 1940-1950; WY.2001.19

Name/Title

Darning Mushroom, Cream Painted

About this object

This is a darning mushroom - an essential sewing tool from an era before the advent of synthetic materials, when socks and other items of clothing and domestic textiles were in constant need of repair. The mushroom was held under the fabric and helped provide a smooth surface over which darning stitches could be smoothly and neatly made.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1940-1950

Period

1940s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, wood

Inscription and Marks

Under top in ink: WY200119

Measurements

h 955 mm x dia 65 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.2001.19

Rights

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