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Wool Suiting Wagga

  • Owner:
    National Wool Museum Collection
  • Location:
    Geelong, Victoria
  • Maker:
    Mrs Noel (Lizzie) Morton
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 1030 mm
    Width: 1030 mm


Made by Mrs Noel (Lizzie) Morton, the donor's mother on their farm "Wanera" at Benjeroop on the Murray River. It was stitched with a treadle machine. Her sister Flora MacDonald did the running stitch and provided the silk backing. The squares were sent as samples from a firm called "Fred Hesse" who advertised in the Melbourne papers "Be smart and dressy In a suit by Fred Hesse". The buyer chose a sample and then sent it back with measurements and received a "mail order" suit.


A small knee rug made from suiting samples machine stitched together. It is backed with black silk fabric and finished with a running stitch of orange wool oversewn with black wool thread.


National Wool Museum Collection

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