Wednesday, February 15

??mystery objects??


Help needed please to identify these mystery objects which I found in an old workbag at our local jumble sale- I'm probably being really thick and EVERYONE will know what they are!




13 comments:

Annie said...

I don't really have a clue but if I had to guess I would say perhaps something to do with rug making ? maybe rag or wool rugs ?
Ann x

The Cloth Shed said...

The top ones I agree with Annie...for rug making.
The bottom one however...I haven't a clue!
Julie x

Greenorchid said...

Thought they looked a bit like lino cutters initially but no... I do remember using something similar to check hard cheese in cheese making...
Interesting... I really want to know now...

Trixie@ the vintage bothy said...

I am positive they are for rug making, however there is a very similar tool for putting strips of lard into meat in order to keep it moist when spit roasting. (Hairy Bikers info).
T x

Su said...

The top ones are definitely for rag rug making - they mainly appear to be punch needles, if you google "punch needle rugs" you'll find out more!

No idea what the bottom one is though!

My Spotty Pony said...

I agree about the tools being for rug or perhaps clippy mat making.
No idea about the item in the bottom picture though.
Hope you are feeling better.
Love, Abby xx

delia hornbook said...

The 2 on the far right i think are used in making rugs. But haven't got a clue on the others im afraid. dee x

Sherri B. said...

I would guess rug making too for the top photo..The bottom one is very interesting, do the round ends come off and are the rods actually contected to make a cross? In my strange mind, I am imagining the little round knobs unscrew and there are different screw driver heads for little bits and the cross gives you leverage...Actually, that idea was a little far fetched but it made me feel better than saying.."I don't know", hahaha! xo

KC'sCourt! said...

They are called Spiders http://www.makings.co.uk/www.makings.co.uk/info.php?p=3

The silver object is a yarn winder probably for fine silk thread.
Julie xxxxxxx

Sylvia said...

No idea, Elaine, but as I read above, some recognize the tools.
Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day too :-)
Hugs,
Sylvia

OhSoVintage said...

Well I had no idea but have really enjoyed reading all the suggestions. How useful blogging can be!
xx

ted and bunny said...

thank you everyone for your suggestions, time and expertise! Isn't blogging great!
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BettyJean @ ShabbyTeaParty said...

You can find lots of examples and tutorials by entering a Google Search for Needle Punch or Punch Needle Embroidery. Years ago I took a class and it was fun... Now that you have the tools, just get some yarn and start punching! You'll have a little mini canvas done in no time.

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