School: Loughkeeren

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Anna M. Warde

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Old Crafts - Colouring

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 69

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In the olden times, the people used to colour woollen stockings with the moss that grew on the walls. When they would have the stockings ready to colour they would wet them in cold water put them into a pot of water alongwith the moss and boil them together. When they were taken out they were a brown colour. Then they washed the stockings and put them out to dry.

Collector
Mary Keane
Gender
female
Address
Knockatemple, Co. Mayo
Language
English