"Needlework novelties" illustrated in a sale catalogue issued by Pettigrew & Stephens in January 1933.
Such non-essential items may have been difficult to sell in the Great Depression of the early 1930s. Hard times brought in a culture of "make do and mend", in which women learned to use their skills in needlework to make household items at home.
Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 381.14106541443 PET
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Archives
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