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 26, 2011

Posted by Tata

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I had a wonderful denim sun-dress which originally was property of my Mom when she was 15. This dress was rather tight on top with very deep triangle-shaped cut on back. I have worn it since 13, It was remade for zillions times and it's still in use.

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