Historical information

The handmade basket has a variety of pieces of War Memorabilia as listed in the description.

Physical description

A large lidded firm natural, green and tan raffia woven basket with a looped handle on the lid which is attached to the base by rusted twisted pieces of wire. It closes with a brown strip of leather onto a metal clip at the side. Inside are pieces of War Memorabilia - an instruction card for Knitters Get Busy!, one tortoiseshell knitting needle, a pair of large olive green woollen mittens, two strips of paper with instructions and illustrations for sewing Red Cross Pyjamas for the Soldiers and a small grey folded card - 'The Grey Sock' which has directions for knitting good socks with finer wool and needles. This is incomplete.

Inscriptions & markings

'Knitters Get Busy! War Chest Wants Socks Appeal for 150,000 Pairs'. There is an acrostic poem for the word KNITTERS, describing the word. 'The Grey Sock' - instructions for knitting fine and coarse wool. Suitable pyjama pattern with instructions.