ACTIVITY SHEET

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SCHOOL/CLUB...........................................
VISITED DUMFRIES MUSEUM ON................

COSTUME ACTIVITY SHEET

GO TO THE FRONT HALL AND UP STAIRS TO THE BALCONY

CLOG CASE
1. How much did a pair of clogs cost in 1900?

2. How long might they last?

STRAW HAT CASE
1. How old were the children attending the straw plaiting school in St Andrews Street?

BONNET CASE
1. How were bonnets made?

2. Who was the hero of Robert Burns poem who wore a bonnet?

HOSIERY CASE
1. Look carefully at the hand framed stockings of 1850. Most of the knitting was done on a machine, but two things were done by hand - what were they?

2. Where were the scarf and gloves made?

NEEDLEWORK CASE
1. Look at the tiny stitches on the practice pieces. Why was it thought important that girls could sew?

2. When was the sewing machine invented?

3. How would this help you to date clothes?

AYRSHIRE NEEDLEWORK CASE
1. What was "flowering"?

2. How do you think it got its name?

THE LOCAL STYLE CASE  (Pink and Grey)
1. Find three differences between the plaid wedding dress of 1867 and a modern one.

2. Can you think of three reasons for these differences?

THE LOCAL STYLE CASE  (Black and Red)
1. Name some of the different fabrics you can see.

2. Pick your favourite garment and draw it.