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
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
I'd also like a modern version of this, please. Perhaps a photo re-enactment is in order.