Tailor – No. 8

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Tailor – No. 8

In this fascinating programme we look at the craft and history of Michael Johnson & his son Michael, bespoke tailors in Tullow, Co. Carlow. We follow the making and fitting of a suit using traditional skills which include the measuring, pattern-making, cutting, sewing, and careful fitting of a hand-crafted suit. We see the use of traditional tools such as the Tailor’s Goose, the lapboard and plonker among others. This is a wonderful insight into the once common craft of tailoring.

Made in 1978.

Commentary- Benedict Kiely; Music- Michéal Ó Súilleabháin;     Running time – 26 minutes

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