Keeping ourselves honest...

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Elleth
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Re: Keeping ourselves honest...

Postby Elleth » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:02 pm

Hrm... I don't see much to go on in that text. But looking at the glove more closely, I think it's *all* hand stitched, but by two different hands: one who made it, one who later cut it down and hemmed the thumb hole.

I'd *guess* it to be early 19th century, just based on the original hand stitching and the tailoring on the back of the hand. But that's a wild guess.

I know there's a list of early references to gloves on larsdatter, but none from "our" period with four fitted fingers that I recall.
Still, doing any kind of work in icy weather is such a misery, and mitts such a bother, that I can't imagine they didn't have *something*
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Re: Keeping ourselves honest...

Postby SierraStrider » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:15 am

Elleth wrote:If it needs adjustment, it can use the holes-and-thong method.


Could you point me toward a little more detail on this technique?
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Re: Keeping ourselves honest...

Postby Elleth » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:41 pm

Oh of course!

You can see that technique on the strap arrangement for this haversack-to-knapsack conversion:

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Mark Baker, A Pilgrim's Journey, Volume One
"A Believable Image" article, p. 167
Originally from Muzzleloader Magazine, May/June 1991


I've never *made* anything using this technique, but I have an off-the-shelf quiver from 3 Rivers that uses it and it works just fine.
The obvious caveat being that it's just for adjustment rather than taking a thing on and off with.
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Re: Keeping ourselves honest...

Postby SierraStrider » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:13 pm

Thanks a ton. That looks very practical, I'll definitely use that.

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