Bondager Mouse and mates

The birth of our new Bailiffgate Mice

Our history mice have been knitted by one of the museum’s Friends .

She said she could knit one each night but didn’t want to sew them up, nor did she want to dress them ! So that became my job . Sewing up wasn’t too difficult, and I did them in groups of five . As soon as I had the full set of 24, I set to dressing each one in mini historical costumes.


Using the historical sequence set up in the museum I began with Early man . In my mind I walked through the ground floor of Bailiffgate and created religious mice , fighting mice, royals , printers , farmers, school children , injured soldiers and pit men.

Tricky though it was working in miniature,  it was great fun . Tiny waist coats . Small dresses. Wee jumpers . Miniature props. But my favourite is my Bondager. She’s so sweet . Full farm workers outfit including the best tiny hat I’ve ever made . Sack of corn and rake at the ready-the children will love her..


A plea to all those who visit the museum. Please go and find my Bondager !

Hilary

Above: The Bondager and friends wait for the children to arrive



		
		
			

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