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The Sewing room

The room was a twentieth century addition and the former exterior weather boarding may be seen on the inside of the wall. It was once usual for all clothing except tailored garments, to be made by the woman of the household or a seamstress rather than purchased ready made. Large quantities of underwear, shirts, and children clothing were required. and then there were women's dresses, some quite elaborate, and house hold linen. This might consist of sheets or tablecloths to be hemmed or mended, or fine embroidery

Alberton has an interesting collection of clothing, lace and household linen, which has been lent or donated over the years. Before this space became a sewing room it was a balcony. (information from a Alberton info poster)