New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Now sew this

 

January 20, 2020

This woven sewing basket has been around longer than any of us who are living. Made in 1870, this basket was once a much-needed standby to a seamstress on the praire.

Not much bigger than a shoebox, this basket could hold a seamstress’s entire inventory of sewing accessories and supplies, and even include an assortment of fabrics.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s skills in sewing and othe...



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