This sewing box was made post WWII by my Great Aunt Maggie for my mother. My Great Aunt was super at turning her hand to any form of craft. It was made as a Christmas gift at a time when rationing was still around and was lined with any salvaged fabric she could put her hands on.
|Lining handmade form reclaimed materials
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The Fox Flannel archive, recognised as ‘the most significant textile company archive in the British Isles’ by the County Heritage Officer in 2010, includes over 400 volumes containing business documents and samples dating back to the company’s first year of trading.
The Fox Archive from Fox Brothers & Co Ltd
This note in the archive is a document detailing the materials supplied by Fox Brothers during WW1 (1914-1918). A scan of the original document detailing the order is available for you to view on this page and shows that Fox Brothers supplied a total of over 8,000 miles of cloth to the British and Allied governments, using 10,000 tons or 900 trucks of wool…… I gasp to think of what it took to produce this amount of cloth – noisy machines and the huge workforce of women doing war work.