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Item Name: Civil War Huswif
Category: Charts/Leaflets/Books
Sub-Category: Needlemade
Item Number: NMD - 19943
Price: $24.50
From Needlemade Designs, stitched on 32ct linen. The threads used are Gentle Arts in the colors; Brown Bear, Country Redwood, Forest Glade, Freedom, and Oatmeal. The chart includes seven pages of finishing instructions with color photographs illustrating step by step just how to finish your huswif. Also included in each chart are a Civil War era bone button and a vintage uniform button to use in finishing your huswif. Soldiers were often sent off to war with “housewives” or small sewing kits made by their wives, mothers, or girlfriends. These were usually made from scraps of fabric or sometimes leather, and could be folded or rolled to pocket-size, and then fastened with ribbon, yarn, or a button. A typical housewife contained needles, pins, thread, scissors, extra buttons, and sometimes patches of extra fabric for mending holes in cloths.

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