Make do and mend book
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Make Do and Mend: A Very Peculiar History
Recently I have been reading a book on Make Do and Mend , the skills and techniques employed by women in the UK during the Second World War to cope with the hardships that were enforced upon them, and have subsequently found myself struck by a similar feeling. The book actually is comprised of reproductions of official instruction leaflets issued by the British Government but also has a well written foreword which puts these leaflets into the context of the times with some fascinating information. The privations women experienced in regards to resources begun as soon as the war started in September when petrol was rationed. The rationing system consisted of household ration books which contained coupons that had to be presented at the time of purchase. Before long, the restrictions began to encompass almost every item that pre-war could have been purchased with ease, including food, domestic fuel, clothing, fabric, cooking wares, footwear, furniture, soap, pens, and many, many others, and the rationing of some things continued long after the end of the war right up until , in the lifetime of my own parents. These allowances took into account the circumstances of each family, including number of children and even what part of the country you lived in Northern British dwelling families required more fuel. For example, the meagre amounts of petrol allowed for private cars and motorbikes stopped completely in unless your car use was essential for the war effort.
July 23, by tomofholland. This is not a blog post about mending books, but a post about some of my favourite books about mending. I favour old books as they tend to go more in-depth, and usually have many repair approaches depending on the fabric and what needs repairing. A call to arms for all my mending comrades, I think Mend It! As it states on the cover, it is pretty much complete, and deals with many repair jobs. It has clear instructions with a mix of graphics and photographs. The introduction sets the scene for all of my mending books:.