Historical information

Women sewed the family's clothes as they had limited opportunity to travel to towns where clothing shops were available. These booklets enabled them to add interest to their sewing.


Many women living in the Kiewa Valley had limited opportunity to travel to the cities to buy clothes.

Physical description

x2 Tip-Top Transfers and x1 The Dainty Smocking Book.
The Tip-Top transfer books include 'Book 3 Sprays' and 'Book 16 Florals' and have 6 transfer pages in each book.They are cream with brown print on the front & back covers.
The Dainty Smocking Book by Rosina Forl has 16 pages. It is also 9d.and is a pale grey/blue with pale pink print. It gives instructions for different stitches and designs.