Sunday, July 7, 2013

My grandmother's sewing table

When I visited Sweden this summer I took the opportunity to bring back with me my grandmother's old sewing table. 

On the inside of it it says "Sonja 1937", Sonja being by grandmother and 1937 the year when she got it. She was then 24 years old and married since one year. 

Before she married she had been working as a seamstress in Stockholm, and although she moved away from Stockholm she continued to make clothes her whole life, also inspiring me to start doing this.
The sewing table has not been touched since her death, everything in there is left as it were, even material for bobbin lacemaking - see video.

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