Hanging bobbin with jute braid salvaged from Lancashire mills with natural jute twine.Bobbin colours vary, but all are beautifully worn. A piece of British industrial history.Bobbins are typically 15cm high. A nice stocking filler.
I don't suppose anyone in Lancashire in the 19th Century could have forseen that 150 years later their bobbins would become the perfect stocking filler for gardeners! The cotton mills used bobbins from the mechanisation of weaving and spinning in the mid 19th century. Many had coloured ends to distinguish between departments or the ply of the yarns that were to be wrapped round the bobbins. These coloured ends now have a wonderful worn patina.Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads often called hessian. It grows best in warm and humid climates. Almost 85% of the world's jute cultivation is concentrated in the Ganges delta shared by Bangladesh and India.Jute is a natural product requiring only the addition of oil to make it into hessian. In the past whale oil was commonly used, which is why Nutscene is based near the old whaling port of Dundee.
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