Many artefacts have been crafted from bone and antler, but before the coming of plastics, textile tools of one kind or another were probably the most numerous. Pin beaters, spindle whorls, weaving tablets, needles, shuttles and many more objects used in the production of cloth and braids are all found crafted in bone or antler. Even today, with such a wide choice of artificial materials to choose from, many crafters still prefer to work with tools made from these natural materials.
We produce a broad range of assorted textile tools based on archaeological finds. In addition to the already extensive catalogue of past examples, new ones are always being added and we are happy to craft unique pieces based on a customer’s own design and ideas.
The following gallery depicts examples of textile tools based on finds from the Neolithic, Roman and Early Medieval as well as a few modern items.