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2013 2013 2013 <center><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RmetkRLDV2A/UieNroA_4nI/AAAAAAAAGS4/dI8dUu28h5U/s1600/He+sat+in+the+window.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RmetkRLDV2A/UieNroA_4nI/AAAAAAAAGS4/dI8dUu28h5U/s1600/He+sat+in+the+window.jpg" /></a></center><blockquote><i>He sat in the window of a little shop in Westgate Street, cross-legged on a table, from morning till dark. All day long while the light lasted he sewed and snippeted, piecing out his satin and pompadour*, and lutestring*; stuffs had strange names, and were very expensive in the days of the Tailor of Gloucester.</i></blockquote></br>Do you know why the longest muscle in your body, the leg muscle that allows you to sit cross-legged, is called the sartorius? It's from the Latin <i>sator</i>, "... a tailor, a botcher*, a mender of old garments" (Blount's 'Glossographia', 1656). And the curves of the very best hand made suits are still sewn over the tailor’s knee. </br></br><center>♥</center></br>It's been a while since I've posted a vintage photo here and yet I continue to 'collect' <a target = "_blank" href="http://knitsofacto.blogspot.co.uk/p/vintage-images.html">old photographic images</a> that are available online and have no known copyright restrictions, many of them textile related. What do you say to my featuring one here each month? </br></br>I find them utterly compelling ... as fragments of history, as reminders that the fundamentals of human experience are universal, and as distinct moments in a story that <i>may</i> be known but that often can only be imagined. <blockquote><i>For me the noise of Time is not sad: I love bells, clocks, watches - and I recall that at first photographic implements were related to techniques of cabinetmaking and the machinery of precision: cameras, in short, were clocks for seeing ...</i> Roland Barthes</blockquote>Are you as fascinated by what the camera saw as I am? Have you spotted the sewing machine? And that lone flame in the grate? And have you any idea what that is behind the tailor? </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>I wanted to thank you for the many wonderful comments you've left here of late ... you are just the best virtual chums! And thank you too to every one who pops by to read what I write, your interest is very much appreciated lovely people. </br></br>* A botcher was a tailor who did repairs. And if you're wondering about 'pompadour and lutestring' ... the latter is also know as lustring, a glossy silk fabric, and the former is a pale hued cloth patterned with floral sprigs, of the kind the Tailor of Gloucester might have used for his 'flowered lappets', aka lapels. </br></br>Sources. Image: The National Library of Wales via <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/commons">Flickr Commons</a>, photographer Geoff Charles, 1955. Quote 1: Beatrix Potter, <i>The Tailor of Gloucester</i>, 1902. Quote 2. Roland Barthes, <i>Camera Lucida: Reflections on photography</i>, 1980. </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/29x27_zpsdcf5fdaa.png" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/bloglovin25x26B_zps0de89725.png" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/email30x29px_zpsc2dd095d.png" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitsofacto/179844712081480">Facebook</a> and on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><center><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RmetkRLDV2A/UieNroA_4nI/AAAAAAAAGS4/dI8dUu28h5U/s1600/He+sat+in+the+window.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RmetkRLDV2A/UieNroA_4nI/AAAAAAAAGS4/dI8dUu28h5U/s1600/He+sat+in+the+window.jpg" /></a></center><blockquote><i>He sat in the window of a little shop in Westgate Street, cross-legged on a table, from morning till dark. All day long while the light lasted he sewed and snippeted, piecing out his satin and pompadour*, and lutestring*; stuffs had strange names, and were very expensive in the days of the Tailor of Gloucester.</i></blockquote></br>Do you know why the longest muscle in your body, the leg muscle that allows you to sit cross-legged, is called the sartorius? It's from the Latin <i>sator</i>, "... a tailor, a botcher*, a mender of old garments" (Blount's 'Glossographia', 1656). And the curves of the very best hand made suits are still sewn over the tailor’s knee. </br></br><center>♥</center></br>It's been a while since I've posted a vintage photo here and yet I continue to 'collect' <a target = "_blank" href="http://knitsofacto.blogspot.co.uk/p/vintage-images.html">old photographic images</a> that are available online and have no known copyright restrictions, many of them textile related. What do you say to my featuring one here each month? </br></br>I find them utterly compelling ... as fragments of history, as reminders that the fundamentals of human experience are universal, and as distinct moments in a story that <i>may</i> be known but that often can only be imagined. <blockquote><i>For me the noise of Time is not sad: I love bells, clocks, watches - and I recall that at first photographic implements were related to techniques of cabinetmaking and the machinery of precision: cameras, in short, were clocks for seeing ...</i> Roland Barthes</blockquote>Are you as fascinated by what the camera saw as I am? Have you spotted the sewing machine? And that lone flame in the grate? And have you any idea what that is behind the tailor? </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br>I wanted to thank you for the many wonderful comments you've left here of late ... you are just the best virtual chums! And thank you too to every one who pops by to read what I write, your interest is very much appreciated lovely people. </br></br>* A botcher was a tailor who did repairs. And if you're wondering about 'pompadour and lutestring' ... the latter is also know as lustring, a glossy silk fabric, and the former is a pale hued cloth patterned with floral sprigs, of the kind the Tailor of Gloucester might have used for his 'flowered lappets', aka lapels. </br></br>Sources. Image: The National Library of Wales via <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/commons">Flickr Commons</a>, photographer Geoff Charles, 1955. Quote 1: Beatrix Potter, <i>The Tailor of Gloucester</i>, 1902. Quote 2. Roland Barthes, <i>Camera Lucida: Reflections on photography</i>, 1980. </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/29x27_zpsdcf5fdaa.png" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/bloglovin25x26B_zps0de89725.png" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/email30x29px_zpsc2dd095d.png" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitsofacto/179844712081480">Facebook</a> and on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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