I love this photo! These girls are clearly enjoying themselves and each other's company. It's also a rare photo of black girls knitting, not something often photographed or depicted.
My mother is a retired seamstress (in that she no longer takes customers, but will still help me with projects) and was often offered sewing-related items by her customers. She's also the only daughter of a seamstress, who is the daughter of a seamstress, who is ... well, you get the idea, and all the … Continue reading TBT: My Mother’s Darning Eggs
In 2014, an iron age tunic was discovered along with a cache of artifacts that were previously frozen in a Norwegian glacier. The tunic was woven, had been patched several times, and had sleeves added after the original garment was made. More details about the textile and its construction are in this article, while the full … Continue reading TBT: Iron Age Tunic, TBT to the Future
I didn't know tape measures were such a bother! The only thing missing from these needles are the capes that will make them super. 🙂
I'm reading Mary C Beaudry's Findings - The Material Culture of Needlework and Sewing, which is a resource for archeologists to identify and contextualize findings of sewing and needlework. It's a fascinating book, it's everything I wished Big Cotton was (don't waste your money on Big Cotton - it's sensationalized & full of innaccuracy; I'll … Continue reading TBT: Roman Dodecahedron