Ball of Darning Wool


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About This Object
This khaki coloured ball of wool was discovered alongside a similarly coloured stocking with a neatly darned repair. It is likely that a sailor would have spent at least some of his spare time in making and maintaining his clothing. Not until 1857 was a uniform required for seamen, but by the mid eighteenth century officers wore a uniform, as did the marines. It was in the mid eighteenth century campaigns in North America that green uniforms were first introduced as a practicality whilst fighting in woodland (the first camouflage).
Catalogue Number
INV.38
Collection
Invincible
Measurements
Circumference: 60mm (2 3/8")
Production Date
Pre 1758
Production Period
Eighteenth Century

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