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Booklet - 'Knitting for the Forces', Coles, 1939-1945 Reg. No: HT 3014
- Black and white booklet titled 'Knitting for the Forces'. Cover features painted image of cheerful-looking army, navy and air force personnel. Includes patterns for three pillovers, a cardigan, balaclava, mittens, socks, scarf and skull cap.
During World War II, families on the 'home front' were encouraged to make useful items for the military forces, particularly knitted clothing. This had a two-fold purpose: it provided a supply of homely and practical clothing for the forces, and it gave anxious people at home something to focus on, and a sense that they were making a contribution.
In this case, the booklet also promoted G.J. Coles stores, where the knitter could buy Coles brand wool.
- Black and white booklet. Cover features painted image of army, navy and air force personnel, looking cheerful and sturdy. Some creasing in upper right of front page.
|Dimensions:||18.10 cm (Height), 12.10 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||advertising, australian military forces, handcrafts, home fronts, knitting, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Civilian Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||home production|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on cover: 'COLES / PRESENT / "Knitting for the Forces" / Containing Complete Kintting / Instructions for...... / 3 PULLOVERS, 1 CARDIGAN, / BALACLAVA, MITTENS, / SOCKS, SCARF, SKULL CAP'.|
|Organisation Named:||G.J. Coles & Co Ltd, 1939-1945|