• Sewing Room
    Sewing Room
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Sewing Room
Sewing Room

Sewing Room
United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Region Archives

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Coqualeetza (BC)
Sewing Room at Coqualeetza Institute, Sardis, B.C.
Curatorial Comment
From the early days of the Institute, both girls and boys were trained in housekeeping and other domestic work. “In the sewing-room all the girls’ clothing is made and most of the boys’, and all clothing repaired …" reads a report from 1908. By the 1930s, the girls' courses included carding, spinning, dyeing, knitting and weaving for the production of Cowichan sweaters and hooked rugs, using symbolic native designs.


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1 print : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm

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