I wish I could remember what these were called... these were used for mending gloves or socks. You would hold the piece of wood in the area that you were mending so that you could keep the shape. I love the little pointy one for gloves.
my great great great great grandmother's mending basket
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
One of my highlights from my grandmother's funeral was this basket. It was given to me by my second cousin Julie. She told me that she had had this basket for 35 years and never knew the story until recently. This basket was my grandma Larita's, grandmother's mending basket. It was lined with the satin from my grandmother's wedding dress and filled with all sorts of goodies. I have taken each little item in and out of the box a dozen times. I think about all the things that must have been mended; gloves, cushions, socks, jackets, sweaters... I wonder what happened to mending? I guess that we are not as invested in the clothing that we wear. I think if it took me hours to make a pair of socks I surely would mend them.
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