Story: Sewing, knitting and textile crafts

Children's clothes, 1961 and 2013

In the 1960s many women made their children's clothes. Young Narelle Pollock of Invercargill is wearing a smart home-made outfit comprising a wool jacket and matching tartan skirt in 1961. Fast-forward to 2013, and her grandson Amos Pollock of Wellington is wearing an entirely shop-bought outfit, which was the norm by then. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Sewing, knitting and textile crafts - Home textile crafts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013