A Quick Pair of 18th Century Mitts

Video link: https://youtu.be/cF8kOU9K24Q

‘T is autumn season in these parts at the moment. And that means warm, snuggly things and an even higher tea consumption than usual. I hope you enjoy the makings of these little 18th-century mitts and… not unlikely more green wool things to come in the new year as I am utterly in love with all the colors in this fabric.

Fabric usage: Half a meter each of lining and wool fabric. Though my 150 cm wide fabrics will make me two pairs and you can stagger your cuts a bit if you are making many.

References: [1] 1765 glove making plates

These we a lot of fun to make, even despite some technical difficulties. I hope you enjoy. 🙂


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