Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Grade 5 Sewing Lessons 1946
I'm having some camera problems at the moment, so today I'm showing some more illustrations from one of the sewing books in my collection. This is one of my very favourites. It's been put together from rescued pages of two volumes of a grade 5 sewing text book. A lot of pages are missing and the rest have been put together with a cover recycled from an old notebook and two pieces of red cotton. They're cheaply printed on very poor quality paper from February and April 1946, the first year of occupation, and have 'Approved by Ministry of Education' printed in English. For such a humble publication these simple illustrations are beautifully drawn. I love them.