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Catalog Number ART2010.007
Object Name Case, Textilemaking Tool
Description Tool case belonging to Pepperell Mills weaver Laurette Boutet (1911-2003) of Biddeford. Set includes the zippered case and nine threading and/or sleying hooks of various shapes and sizes. To "sley" is to put warp through the reed, often using a sley hook to assist the process. A "threading hook" is a long skinny hook to assist threading warp ends through heddles. Weavers were highly skilled textile workers, and Ms. Boutet worked for Pepperell for 50 years, retiring in 1977. She was a lifelong Biddeford resident, and passed away June 2003.
Title Weaver's tool kit
Dimensions H-5.5 W-12 inches
Search Terms Biddeford
Pepperell Mills
Textile industry
Place of Origin Biddeford (Me.)