Margaret belongs to: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
Margaret is involved with the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and the North Shields Fishermen's Mission. She researched and knitted a traditional gansey for her husband Alex Hastie.
Margaret was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 17 January 2006. The interview took place at the Interviewee's living room and lasted 10 minutes and 2 seconds.
The wossit wool
"It was originally this black and white mixture but on the photographs in the Brigade House they were all navy blue"
It was originally this black and white mixture but on the photographs in the Brigade House they were all navy blue, this very dark blue, and it was a wool that was called a wossit, which was an oiled wool, and thatís the one I made, the ones I made have got the nearest we can get now to the, this wool, which is a very fine wool- itís five ply, and itís, as I say, it was knitted on number 12 needles so itís quite, itís tightened, water, well not waterproof but strong, you know.
Interviewer: Did you have to order that especially?
Yes, I got that from Newcastle and the shop ordered it in for me.
Margaret has 10 memories in the memorynet:
Margaret's memories with a Clothing theme:
- Knitting a traditional gansey
- Knitting the gansey
- The wossit wool
- The needles
- Finishing the gansey
- Favourite pattern
Margaret's other memories: