- Date 1830-1870
- Place of Origin Fåvang, Ringebu, Gubrandsdal, Oppland, Norway
- Creator Unknown
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.
- Materials Cow Hair
- Dimensions width: 14.25 inches
- Identifier / Source LC1558 - Gift of Norwegian Museums