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fur muff

By spotogspindel | January 1, 2011

A muff is a cylinder- or tube-shaped hand-garment to keep your hands inside in order to keep them warm. I found one of these at a second hand shop some years ago. In brown fur (don´t know which kind), with silk-lining that´s so old it´s ripping, as you can see in the first picture.

So my Friday finishing-project was to make a new lining for this old beauty.

I´ve used the leftovers of my petrol-colored silk-satin from China. I made duvet-covers of this silk, but there was a little left-over from the pillow-cases. Stitched down by hand through the fur, and once again, ready to wear!

I think actually this muff must be close to a hundred years old. I haven´t really seen any muffs in costume-history pictures after turn of the last century. Anybody know anything else? I´d be very happy to find out more about it!

Topics: Costumedesign, Diverse | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “fur muff”

  1. bjørg strømme Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 13:30

    Hei !
    Jeg tror: Muffen er i pels av mink eller en bisamrotte-rygg.Dekkhårene i pelsen”ligger” litt.Skulle gjerne ha sett den ! Det er noe som het russisk sobel en gang i tiden!!
    Viss den er ca 100 år,så vær obs på pelsmidd. den kan lett finne veien til ny pels i nærheten ….Godt råd: Legg muffen i bommulsputevar og i frysen noen dager :-))Oppbevar den så luftig og tørt:-))
    bjørg s

  2. bjørg strømme Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 13:30

    Hei !
    Jeg tror: Muffen er i pels av mink eller en bisamrotte-rygg.Dekkhårene i pelsen”ligger” litt.Skulle gjerne ha sett den ! Det er noe som het russisk sobel en gang i tiden!!
    Viss den er ca 100 år,så vær obs på pelsmidd. den kan lett finne veien til ny pels i nærheten ….Godt råd: Legg muffen i bommulsputevar og i frysen noen dager :-))Oppbevar den så luftig og tørt:-))
    bjørg s

  3. bjørg strømme Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 13:32

    Ser teksten min forandrer seg til det komiske etter jeg har sendt meldingen min!
    bjørg s

  4. spotogspindel Says:
    January 30th, 2011 at 14:32

    The fur feels much harder than mink, mink feels pretty soft, so that´s why I thought it might be bear. Thanks for thee tip on the fur-mite.

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