Preloved Wooden Darning Egg
Pick up one of these preloved wooden darning eggs because secondhand is better than buying new in so many ways!
All of them are one-of-a-kind sourced from vintage markets and charity shops.
- darning socks, gloves or similar items.
- mending small holes, mini tears, thread bare areas and disguising a stain!
This darning tool was an essential item back in the day, as self-reliant women often had to make and repair all their clothing. They were commonly made using wood as it was widely availiable and not too expensive. A darning egg made it much easier to repair socks, particulary the toe and heel area. The smaller size and shape meant it could be placed inside socks without stretching the fabric too much.
Each egg has a little 'character' e.g surface scratches, dents or marks from it's previous life giving it an authentic vintage feel.
All these eggs are a similar size - approximately 65mm / 2 1/2" long.
They're all polished to a smooth finish and treated with a matte oil finish to bring out the natural colour and grain of the wood.
Unfortunately it is not possible to identify the specific wood used to create each egg, but in this collection we have a mixture of hardwoods.