Mittens

Found in a Newfoundland field, these well-mended “tumgluttons” were used for hunting and fishing. Notice how three fingers are kept together for warmth, while the index finger and thumb are allowed to move freely. These mittens maintain heat better when wet, so fishermen dipped them in warm salt water with their hands still inside.


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What piece of clothing have you loved and worn so much that you had to mend it?

responded: Apr 13, 2010

Posted by Indy Anna Jones

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I have one shirt that was passed down to me and I have completely worn it out, it has been mended so many times and it now probably past the point of fixing. Full of little holes and big rips I loved this shirt, I don’t wear this anymore because I’m afraid of it being completely destroyed so I keep it safe.

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