Simple Directions in Needlework and Cutting Out intended for the use of the National Female Schools of Ireland

Instruction Book
1835 (published)
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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.


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Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 30 parts.

  • Instruction Book
  • Cap (Headgear)
  • Border
  • Dress Panel
  • Picture
  • Mitten
  • Border
  • Mat
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Lappet
  • Border
  • Border
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Dress
  • Mat
  • Mat
  • Sampler
  • Sampler
  • Mitten
  • Roundel
  • Sample
  • Shirt
  • Sampler
  • Sampler
  • Sampler
  • Sampler
  • Border
  • Mat
Materials and Techniques
Knitted wool
Brief Description
Knitting instruction book including samples, English, 1848
Physical Description
Knitting instruction book containing samples of miniature objects including a cap and a stocking.
Dimensions
  • Length: 20cm
  • Width: 12.5cm
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
T.2 to C-1942

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record createdJanuary 5, 2005
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