Seamstresses in Fine Art-Tully Filmus February 21, 2015 Lady Knitting Tully Filmus (1904-1998) American Read more HERE and HERE Related 4 responses to “Seamstresses in Fine Art-Tully Filmus” The greens with the brick colors is nice. We don’t see many wooden benches in stations anymore. Elegant outfit contrasted with the cartoon quality of the piece. I tried to come up with a year–couldn’t find one online—her jacket is perhaps Coco Channel influenced?–more unstructured than the ’40’s and the sleek lines of everything including the shoes remind me of the late ’50’s and early ’60’s. I think I remember ladies sitting in stations knitting in the late ’50’s–ordinary sight. The hat could be that era and so could wearing a hat in a station. She may have a pair of gloves tucked into that red handbag. Did she knit the sweater she is wearing? What task is she doing with one needle? Women back then took every opportunity to complete their handiwork and carried it with them in case there were a few minutes when they had to sit and wait. My mom who was a beautiful knitter would have her knitting supplies by her favorite chair and even if she had 15 min. to sit, she’d pick up those needles. Just as you say with free motion – 15 min. here and 15 min. there will further you along on your quest to learn something new or at least get closer to competing a project. Tavette – S. Fla. Never an idle moment. Sort of looks like she is holding the needles with her little finger as she uses hands to sort of stretch out her recent row..But then I am known to have over- fertile imagination ! New artist to me..always up for learning. Comments are closed.