"Make It Yourself"

by Sarah A. Gordon

Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930

Gertie Blair’s Darning Sample

Gertie Blair’s Darning Sample

It was standard for girls to write the directions for a particular skill opposite a sample of the described stitches. This workbook contains several spelling errors, suggesting that its creator was rather young.

Courtesy, The Winterthur Library: Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera.