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    Posted 3 years ago

    antiquerose
    (1431 items)

    Hi CW Gang:

    LOL - I know BB2 will pop by....LOL....But this is a Wooden Mushroom for fixing darning Socks. Back in the old days you FIXED socks, now you just throw them away. I do not think anyone ?? Fixes their socks anymore at all. Even the Grannies I think just put on a new pair of Socks !! Great piece of a type of Folk art too.

    Thanks for LOOKING // LOVING !!

    ~ Rose ~
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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      What a rare treasure
    2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I have my Nana's here. I guess it's from back in the day when socks were hand knitted so mending was really worthwhile. I don't think anyone darns anything anymore!
    3. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      This is so cool !!! I've never seen one before. Years ago when money was tight my wife would sew the holes in my socks. She would use a light bulb, for the task. Now she says - buy some new ones...LOL !
    4. Collectables59 Collectables59, 3 years ago
      How something so simple can bring back so many memories. Neil
    5. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      My grandmother had one just like it, only it was quite worn because she used it a lot. She taught me how to do it but I am way too lazy to fix any sock nowadays :)

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