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posted Feb 1, 2019, 10:12 AM by Keith Southgate   [ updated Feb 1, 2019, 10:13 AM ]
Deborah & Amanda's creation of 'A Stitch in Time' brings yet another thread of social history to life.
Did you know that in 1830 there were as many as 8 dressmakers & drapers businesses in Lostwithiel but only 3 by 1902 ? The display features a piece of a patchwork coverlet made by local resident, Mary Parkin Beckerleg [nee Collier].

Sewing was associated with hard work, thriftiness, prudence & virtue. No home would have been without the familiar Singer Sewing Machine invented by Isaac Singer in 1851.

Sincere thanks to the Lanhydrock Accountancy Practice for their generosity in sponsoring this display. Our thanks & appreciation to the sponsors who supported us in 2018: 

  • Atticus & Willow
  • Asquiths
  • Iteracy
  • Harmony Cottage
  • The Children's Clinic
  • Mellingey Cottage
  • Lost in Books
  • MKM Extrusions
  • Romantic Englishwoman
  • Acupuncture Cornwall