What Every Irish Woman Needs To Know

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How to make a nightcap (with hair extensions).

And a sock.

A knitting guide book for schoolgirls, 1832.

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.

 

Simple Directions in Needlework and Cutting Out intended for the use of the National Female Schools of Ireland (V&A Collections)

Thanks Sibling of Daedalus