Kōrero: Sewing, knitting and textile crafts

James Humphries sewing on board ship, 1851

James Humphries sewing on board ship, 1851

Nineteenth-century settlers sewed on board ship to pass the time, as well as to create garments and other items to use in their new homeland. John Pearse painted James Humphries, a young, single man, sewing a wallet (a bag used to store possessions) on board the Duke of Portland bound for Canterbury in 1851. Pearse also painted other passengers sewing and knitting – all women.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-455-f-011-14
Ink and watercolour by John Pearse

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Sewing, knitting and textile crafts - Home sewing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/40524/james-humphries-sewing-on-board-ship-1851 (accessed 27 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013