Monday, September 05, 2016

Museum Monday!

19th c Scutching Knife 439.2008.23

  
This weeks Museum Monday lucky number is 439! Do you know what it is? Well of coarse you do, its in the title, but aside from that~ do you know what its used for? If you said one of the tools involved in making linen, you are correct! You can read my Nov. 2008  post about how linen is made here . Hope you enjoy!  And for those interested in helping to choose the next Museum Monday post~ just pick a number between 1-999 and post in the comments or email me and Ill add it to the hat!

3 comments:

Diane Guidice said...

Hi Rachel ! I'll go for number 63 ! Now I'll head over to read about linen...

ELISABETH M said...

Yep...I do know, sort of - in combination with hackling, it's what gives one the fine line to create beautiful fabric? I've never used one, but I would if I could. Have you had the chance to use yours?. I think it separates the line from the tow? So now I gotta go check out your link! And lucky you, to have such a tool...do you have a hackle, too? - those things are really wicked looking!

Janice Gail said...

That sounds too much like work. I'll just buy my linen pre-woven. Cool tool, though.