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Sanquhar Knitting

Tubular sampler

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Sampler of Sanquhar patterns in black and white wool, knitted in a long narrow tube.

 

This sampler was knitted by Jessie Wilson's mother.  Both Jessie Wilson and her mother knitted Sanquhar gloves and socks for a living in the years after the the First World War. In the 1920s they received 2/6 (12 1/2p) for making a pair of gloves with initials or a full name worked at the wrist. The person placing the order would supply the wool. When orders were scarce they knitted gloves with `Sanquhar' at the wrist for general sale.

Place of Production:
Sanquhar
Materials/Media:
wool
Dimensions:
length 770mm, width 50mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:0207.15
Digital Number:
SQTX011n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council