Disciple of Marduk
- Aug 24, 2001
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- HM The Tower of London
My late Welsh Gran, a locally famous seamstress, had hand-operated and treadle machines and could make anything on them.That sounds good. I still have my hand turned machine as well as a electric one. I do like sewing machines I'd love to have a treadle.
Turning a machine with the right hand while guiding fabric with the left is a skill. Gran would use the hand machine for a 'quick' sewing job. The faster and more powerful treadle was for longer sessions.
Can remember her telling me about a craze from her childhood of wearing 'monkey hats', which were long pointy caps like a Santa hat without the fur or pompoms. She sometimes made us toy monkeys with little suits and their very own money hats!
Gran was born around 1900 so the kiddy fashions she described were Edwardian. Wow, eh!