This thread spool is a replica of a 16th century original found in the Tudor flagship The Mary Rose. This thread spool consists of two parts so that two types of thread could be wound. The inside is hollow, like the historic bobbin of the Mary Rose, and closed with a wooden stopper. This allows you to store multiple sewing needles so they don't get lost. The Mary Rose was an English warship built in Portsmouth between 1509 and 1511 AD. As early as 1545, the Mary Rose sank in the Solent, a branch of the English Channel, during a naval battle against the French in the context of the Italian War of 1542-1546. The wreck, part of which is excellently preserved, was recovered in 1982 and can now be visited in Portsmouth Harbour. Approximately 19,000 objects were recovered from the wreck of the Mary Rose, including 137 yew longbows, numerous medical instruments and a large number of the sailors' household items and personal artefacts.
Dimensions: 11 x 2.5 cm
Based on a historical original
Shipment weight (g): 50 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
When packaging this item, we exclusively use 100% recycled plastic and recycled paper/cardboard from FSC certified forests. We reuse a large part of the material directly without the intervention of a recycling process.
Recycle the material by separating your waste:
1. Cardboard: separate or reuse your paper.
2. Plastic cushions, clothing bags and plastic tape: separate or reuse your plastic. If possible, pierce the cushions with a volume reduction needle.
3. Paper packaging for jewelry and small items: these have a plastic inner layer. Remove these, then separate your paper and plastic.
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