Hand turned half cone stick. Approximately 2 3/4″ – 3″ length.
Half cone sticks are used to aid the embroiderer in making consistent, open, shaped dimensional layers on embroidery or needle lace.
Think of a shoe tree or form that’s used inside a real shoe, to keep its shape. The idea is somewhat the same.
With the half cone stick you stitch over it, to create an open, shaped area of embroidery stitches – and then it is removed and the open shape remains.