Granny Saves The Day With Home-Mades & Hand Me Downs


There were some very long held traditions in my family with respect to the making of clothes for my siblings and me.  This would definitely have stemmed from Grandma being born in 1895 and thus being in service at the tender age of 13 – as a very junior nursery maid, learning to make and mend for the children she eventually had care of only a few short years after the end of the first world war.   Many families had the scrimp, scrape, save, waste not – want not mantras solidly etched into their adult mindsets.

We were indebted to this now very grown up maid who became our  maternal Grandma.   She produced a phenominal selection of dresses for every occasion together with pretty petticoats, knitted socks, cardigans, gloves, and when things were outgrown, even by the youngest, they would be unpicked and remodelled as something else to live on for another 10 years – such skillful needle and craftwork !

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Lacet is an established sewing business which looks at talking about the latest sewing technology, designs and machines. We aim to please our visitors by providing them with the latest in this area.

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Sew this long length of knitting to the tea cosy to form four loops, a bit like a flower. These loops make the hen\'s nest. Ideal for keeping the teapot and boiled eggs warm too, children really enjoy them. Taking less than an hour to make they do make a lovely surprise on Good Friday and Easter Sunday when you present someone a hard boiled egg for their breakfast that still has a hen sitting on top of it.

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