From a local estate we are offering a beautiful blown purple glass darning egg. 5-1/2" in length and about 2-1/4" at the widest part.
T are no marks or scratches on the egg but it has small tiny bubbles and one tiny "pimple" that does not affect the rare beauty of this collectible sewing item. Wonderful condition for the age. Clear purple color - what more can we say??
Apparently some people are not familiar with this term so we are adding this information from Wikipedia
Darning is a sewing technique for repairing holes or worn areas in fabric or knitting with needle and thread alone. It is often done by hand, but it is also possible to darn with a sewing machine. Hand darning employs the darning stitch, a simple running stitch in which the thread is "woven" in rows along the grain of the fabric, with the stitcher reversing direction at the end of each row. Darning is a traditional method for repairing fabric damage that does not run along a seam and w patching would create undue stress for the wearer, such as the heel of a sock.
Darning also refers to any of several needlework techniques worked in darning stitches.
A darning egg is an egg-shaped ovoid of stone, porcelain, wood, or similar hard material, which is inserted into the toe or heel of the sock to hold it in the proper shape and provide a firm foundation for repairs. When the repairs are finished, the darning egg is removed.
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