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Glove in the Shepherd's Plaid pattern, "JF" at wrist

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Example of a Sanquhar pattern glove in black and white wool to illustrate the "Shepherd's Plaid" design.  The cuff is lined with red wool knit.  This pattern derived from the effect of weaving with two colours to produce plaids or checks. A large woollen shawl or plaid was part of every shepherd's goods and gear, used as protection against the weather and for wrapping and carrying lambs and injured sheep.

 

This example was knitted by Miss Jane N Forsyth, then in her seventies, using size 15 needles and 3 ply wool.  It has the initials "JF" at the wrist.  Her gloves were displayed at various country shows over the years.

Place of Production:
Sanquhar
Materials/Media:
wool
Dimensions:
length 255mm, (cuff) width 80mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:1997.4.5
Digital Number:
SQTX016a, SQTX016b
Creation Date:
c1992
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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