Strainer

LC1558

Title

Strainer

Identifier

LC1558

Date

1830-1870

Creator

Unknown

Coverage

Fåvang, Ringebu, Gubrandsdal, Oppland, Norway

Source

Gift of Norwegian Museums

Format

Cow Hair
Dimension: width, 14.25 inches

Subject

Norwegian Needlework
Nålbinding
Strainer

Description

Nålbinding is a fiber arts technique that has been used for hundreds of years to create strainers, stockings, and other items. Using a single-eyed needle and short pieces of yarn, a loose textured fabric is created by passing the full length of a working thread through a previously made loop in spiral fashion. The fabric is then washed and shrunk using what is called a fulling treatment.

This strainer, which was used for straining milk, was sent in 1927 by De Sandvigske Samlinger (now called Maihaugen) Museum in Lillehammer as part of a larger group of gifts from Norwegian museums.  The gifts were sent in honor of 100 years of immigration and were organized by Anders Sandvig.

 

Dimensions: width, 14.25 inches

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Strainer,” Virtual Galleries, accessed June 28, 2017, http://collections.vesterheim.org/items/show/374.