Object StatementTatted cloth and scrapbooks (2), cotton / paper, made by Norma Benporath, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1930-1960
Physical DescriptionTatted cloth and scrapbooks (2), cotton / paper, made by Norma Benporath, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1930-1960
The tatted cloth is a rectangular table runner made to Benporath's design in cotton thread with a pattern of ten roundels surrounded by a border with scalloped edge. The thread probably began as cream but has become yellowed. The cloth does not appear to relate to any of the patterns in the scrapbooks.
The scrapbooks contain Benporath's personal collection of her articles and patterns for magazines and newspapers in Australia and New Zealand dating from 1934 and 1935. One scrapbook contains patterns and articles collected in 1934 from The Australasian, The Queenslander, Australian Needlework, Home Beautiful, Everybody's Journal, The Sun, South Australian Homes and Gardens, The New Idea, The Weekly Times, Melbourne. The other scrapbook contains patterns and articles collected from 1934 and 1935 from The Housewives' Journal, The Illustrated Tasmanian Mail, New Zealand Women's Weekly, The Queenslander, Australian Needlework, The Weekly News (NZ), The Sun, South Australian Homes and Gardens, Australian Home Budget and New Zealand Free Lance.