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 11, 2012

Posted by Alex L

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I would say my jacket but it is only because the buttons keep coming loose. But I do wear it alot because it can go for spring and fall and winter ( if you wear a sweater inside) but it is durable and keeps me warm.

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