Story: Domestic recreation and hobbies

Woman sewing, early 20th century (1st of 2)

Woman sewing, early 20th century

Sewing was a popular hobby with women and one that mixed work with pleasure because the things sewn were often family clothes and household furnishings. This woman is sewing an item of clothing, possibly in the evening.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 4-7045
Photograph by James D. Richardson

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Domestic recreation and hobbies - Gardening and making things', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41111/woman-sewing-early-20th-century (accessed 15 December 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013