Here is a lovely hand made roll keeper case for doily table linens. Dating from the Edwardian era, cases such as this were made to store freshly laundered linens and doilies. Table linens were stored inside and rolled up. Always ready to be used, the linens would remain clean until needed.
The size of this roll suggest it was used to store doilies, short runners or smaller center piece table cloths.
The construction of the roll consist of a cardboard tube, covered in fabric. Another length of cloth, hemmed with blue satin silk ribbon edged in a small pink feather stitched embroidery, is attached to the covered roll. The backing of the fabric is a silk fabric in a baby blue to match the satin ribbon binding.
Lovely with a needy purpose, don’t you think?