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Instruction book - Simple Directions in Needlework and Cutting Out intended for the use of the National Female Schools of Ireland
  • Simple Directions in Needlework and Cutting Out intended for the use of the National Female Schools of Ireland
    National Model Female School
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Simple Directions in Needlework and Cutting Out intended for the use of the National Female Schools of Ireland

  • Object:

    Instruction book

  • Place of origin:

    Dublin (published)

  • Date:

    1835 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    National Model Female School (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Knitted wool

  • Museum number:

    T.2 to C-1942

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This instruction book includes samples of miniature knitted objects. The little nightcap shown here is included as an example of 'Scotch knitting'.

The book was published under the title 'Simple Directions in Needlework and Cutting Out intended for the use of the National Female Schools of Ireland, to which are added specimens of work executed by pupils of the National Model Female School'. The Model Schools were set up to promote the education of the poor in Ireland. They often taught knitting, as did orphanages and workhouses, with the aim of providing the poor with a skill for gainful employment.

Physical description

Knitting instruction book containing samples of miniature objects including a cap and a stocking.

Place of Origin

Dublin (published)

Date

1835 (published)

Artist/maker

National Model Female School (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Knitted wool

Dimensions

Length: 20 cm, Width: 12.5 cm

Descriptive line

Knitting instruction book including samples, English, 1848

Materials

Paper; Wool

Categories

Books

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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