Awls are used in sewing to force the weave of the fabric open to make an eyelet hole. Once the threads are spead open, stitches around the edge hold the hole open, forming an eyelet. Because the fabric is not cut, the eyelet is strong and resists ripping.
A must have for every sewing kit, these beautiful awls are made of polished bone and are a pleasure to behold and use. The smooth taper allows for any sized eyelet up to a full 6mm. The longer length is comfortable in the hand and incised lines create a positive gripping surface for precise placement of eyelets in any fabric thickness. The end has a hole, which allow the awl to be hung from a chatelaine. Also a useful tool in lace making, embroidery and other hand crafts.
Hand made of bone. Approx. 12.5cm long. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, colour, size and design will vary from piece to piece.