Scrappy sewing

About the craft

Scrappy sewing, one of the types of female needlework, has long been widely spread in Vladimir land. It was in many respects facilitated by the centuries-old textile traditions of the Vladimir province. At the beginning of the 18th century cloth manufactories operated in the village of Ivanovo; the center of the linen industry was Vyazniki. In the middle of the 19th century silk weaving was developed in Kirzhach district; Baranovs’ chintzes produced in the village of Karabanovo near Aleksandrov were known throughout the country. By the end of the 19th century, large textile enterprises had been working in Sobinka, Sudogda, Kameshkovo, Yuryev-Polsky and other towns of the Vladimir province. Scrappy sewing existed everywhere in the Vladimir province as the most economical and practical way of making the necessary clothes and fabric items for everyday life.