Market Lavington Museum

A netting shuttle


In a previous blog, we have already seen that Market Lavington had concerns about The Rabbit Problem and that there were local folk equipped and prepared to catch and kill rabbits for food and so to reduce the amount of crops being eaten by them.

We have seen the museum’s net loom and our rabbit net, which would have been pegged over one of the entrances to a rabbit burrow.

This wooden peg is attached to one end of our net.

Netting can be made without a loom and there are various videos on the internet which show how nets are knotted. A long length of string is required and this is wound onto a netting shuttle, to keep it tidy.

At the museum, we have such a shuttle.

It is made of wood and probably dates from the early 20th century.