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Evelyn Mitchell and her “Burler”

Through oral history and archival research, the Swamp Ward and Inner Harbour History Project is revealing the twentieth-century history of two of the oldest neighbourhoods in Kingston, Ontario. Evelyn Mitchell worked at Hield Brothers Woolen Mill in the 1950s when she first arrived in Kingston from Yorkshire. In her interview, she describes in great detail the process by which she did “invisible mending” on the cloth coming out of the looms, picking out and pushing through loose threads. Here she displays the tool she used, a “burler,” which she has saved to this day.
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Arts and Science
Evelyn Mitchell and her “Burler”
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Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of English Language and Literature
Society, Culture and Human Behaviour
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Kingston, Ontario
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Laura Murray
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Faculty, English Language and Literature (Affiliated with Cultural Studies)