Eyed weaving tool of bone
Late Saxon or early medieval, probably 11th century
Found during excavations at St Ruel's Church, Upper Brook Street, Winchester in the mid- 1950s
The eye of this type of weaving tool might not have been meant to carry thread, but to aid tying several tools together when not in use. Alternatively, or perhaps, in addition, such tools might have been used for making coarse mesh, such as netting.