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Mending & Shirts

Submitted by Vettoria di Gio... on February 16, 2011 - 10:29pm

This week at sewing something new and profound occurred: Katherina brought mending and then sat and did it. Most of the group had heard of the concept of mending, but had never witnessed or experienced it. Katherina managed to cross 11 items off what is understood to be quite an extensive list. Caterine thought that mending seemed like an awfully good idea and avowed to achieve some herself over the next week.

Caterine worked on flatfelling the seams of a shirt made in the style of the St Louis shirt.

Eleanor helped Heloys with making a chemise, and undertook vast quantities of ironing for her new frock.

Ella came and picked up a sewing machine from William, and also mended a skirt.

William plotted beautiful 16th century white leather shoes for Katherina.

Ludwig learnt how to make buttonholes and then had ample opportunity to practise his new-found skill.

All in all, an extremely productive day was had by all. Long may it continue!

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