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