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senior member (history)
2019-07-19 11:50
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In this district one tailor is all there is namely James Nevins. At present he is working in his own home but if a person wants to be measured he comes and takes their measurements. He does not keep any cloth but the person brings his own.
Wool is not worn in the district now but when the sheep are sheared the wool is sent to Navan woollen mill and it is made into blankets etc.
When the tailor is at work he sits cross-legged and stockinged-feet on the table.
Long ago the tailor went from house to house and stayed there till his work is done.
The implements used are
Sewing Machine - for sewing the cloth
Scissors - for cutting cloth
An Iron - called a tailor's goose for pressing clothes
Chalk - is used for marking