May 2011 Memo to the People: The Pocket

Frau Fiber wants you to celebrate International Labour with the pocket!

The Pocket:  an envelope shaped receptacle, fasted to or inserted in an article of clothing to hold items.  Pockets may also be attached to luggage, backpacks and similar items.

Lucky Lucy Lost her pocket,

Kitty Fisher found it,

Not a penny was there in it,

Only ribbon round it.

This is a well-known nursery rhyme.  The rhyme refers to a time when women’s pockets weren’t sewn on the outside or into the seams of their clothes as they are today. Until the middle of the 19th century, pockets for women were a separate item and they were worn tied around with waist with a tie or string.

Simple to construct patch pockets for work and play.

Patch Pocket

Patch Pocket with flap

Patch pocket with pleat

Chapter Meetings.

DATE TBA The Vintage Collective, 2122 East 4th Street, Long Beach.  562.433.8699

Brooklyn Chapter
3rd Sunday of the month, 4-6:30 PM, Sapcecraft 355 Bedford Ave., between 4th and 5th streets.

Chicago Chapter
TBA – Seeking chapter organizer

Las Vegas Chapter

Los Angeles Chapter
Sunday May 22, 4-6:30 pm, Hands on 3rd, 8377 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA, 323.655.0515

Santa Rosa Chapter
TBA or email Bess


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