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Her Majesty's Sewing Bee

Her Majesty's Sewing Bee (1939)

Footage of Palace staff and Queen Elizabeth knitting at Buckingham Palace in London.

Sister Susies Of The 8th Army

Sister Susies Of The 8th Army (1943)

Girls showing the men of the 8th Army how to sew.

A Camisole Note

A Camisole Note (1921)

A pretty bra is made from some handkerchiefs.

Ladies Rifle Club AKA Rifle Range

Ladies Rifle Club AKA Rifle Range (1958)

A light-hearted glimpse into an unusual (for the time) female hobby - rifle shooting!

Map Making By W.V.S. Issue Title - Quite So!

Map Making By W.V.S. Issue Title - Quite So! (1943)

Ladies from the Women's Voluntary Service make maps out of cloth for the army.

Housewife Cyclist

Housewife Cyclist (1956)

Champion cyclist Eileen Sheridan trains in her garage in between her housewife duties.

Fish Brooches

Fish Brooches (1953)

Fish brooch making in Colchester, Essex.

Flower Egg Shells AKA Eggshell Vases Issue Title Is Ladies First

Flower Egg Shells AKA Eggshell Vases Issue Title Is Ladies First (1940)

Woman makes mini flower pots out of eggshells and match sticks.

Making Masks Issue Title Is House Full

Making Masks Issue Title Is House Full (1938)

Art student sisters make paper mache masks of their favourite Hollywood film stars.

Eggshell Artist

Eggshell Artist (1964)

Impressive artworks are made from broken eggshells and painted animal skulls.

Plastic Dolls AKA Doll Making

Plastic Dolls AKA Doll Making (1957)

A story about a housewife who makes plastic dolls to sell and exhibit by baking them in her oven.

Handmade Toys

Handmade Toys (1952)

Yootha Rose carves and paints toys such as miniature dolls' house and stagecoach.

Amateur Wine Making

Amateur Wine Making (1958)

Fun story about the process of producing home made alcohol such as rose petal wine and carrot whisky.

Odds And Ends

Odds And Ends

Early recycling - a mother makes a child's dress from a small section of gingham.

Autographs

Autographs (1946)

World champion in collecting autographs shows how to do it.

Men And Women Football Match At Southend Lner

Men And Women Football Match At Southend Lner (1938)

Men play against women in a football match; the men are led by Hughie Green.

Kitchen Hats

Kitchen Hats (1959)

If you like hats and being in the kitchen - this one's for you.