Childhood Memories of Old Taizhou-Weaving

time:2022-10-02 04:19:08 source:chloeaktas.com author:Girl
Childhood Memories of Old Taizhou-Weaving

In the past in the era of the planned economy, due to the lack of materials, everyone seemed to be ingenious, and many things had to be built by their own hands. It was an essential skill for women (then customarily called lesbians) to know how to weave. When I was a child, I saw people divide a pile of straw into several strands on their hands and rub them with their hands to make a long straw rope. There are also people who use straw to weave into small ropes, and then weave them into straw sandals. Weaving straw ropes and straw shoes is rare in our small Taizhou. After all, Taizhou is an industrial town, and life is better than that in rural areas. At that time, every Dragon Boat Festival, the family would make a net bag for the child according to the custom. The woven mesh bag is divided into several strands with colorful threads, hung on the door hinge of the door of the house, and arranged alternately in a regular manner to form a mesh bag, and a boiled egg or duck egg is placed in the mesh bag, like a big prize. It hangs like a chapter on the chest of the child. At that time, a child with such a net bag and eggs was so proud! At that time, the most common activity of women in their spare time was to put the soles of their shoes. The sole is to use rags to stack together, nail it into a solid cloth board through dense stitches, as the sole, and then use it to make cloth shoes. At that time, only very few people wore leather shoes and rubber shoes. The soles of the shoes of the whole family were all made by women with needle hoops, and then they were sent to the shoemaker to make cloth shoes. Before the soles are nailed, there should be a sole pattern, which seems to be a pattern on the paper. Use this pattern to draw the pattern on the cloth, and then start to nail the sole. The soles were nailed firmly or not, which also became the criterion for evaluating the ability of this female general at that time. At that time, a major scene on the streets of Taizhou was a few women chatting in the alley, nailing the soles of shoes or knitting wool. In Taizhou dialect, knitting wool is knotted sweater. Knotting sweaters was also an important skill for lesbians at the time. Basically every woman knits a sweater. Basically, no one buys ready-made sweaters to wear, even if they want to buy them, they can't buy them, let alone sweaters. Everyone can only buy a few pounds of wool according to the plan, and knit the sweater by themselves. Knotting sweaters requires two long steel needles or wooden needles to wrap the yarn alternately on the hands and knit into clothes, which is very skillful. This job is generally done by lesbians, and if a man does it, everyone will think he is useless. There are many styles of knitting sweaters, and there are many maps in this regard, and many even have five thread ends and six thread ends. My sister is an expert in knitting sweaters. She once knitted a sweater with a pattern of leaves and leaves. The process was very complicated and the knitting was very beautiful. Now that I think about it, it is really an ingenious handicraft. After a sweater is knitted and worn for a few years, it can be folded down, wound into a ball of thread, and then made into a sweater. In the era of planned economy, the only sideline gap that allows people in Taizhou to make some money is to tie fishing nets. Most families in Taizhou in the 1960s and 1970s had the experience of making fishing nets. In order to supplement their households, many families have the experience of picking up nylon ropes and wooden shuttles from the Taizhou Fishing Net Factory, and then tying fishing nets at home. In order to tie fishing nets and earn a small amount of money to live on, the whole family, young and old, often go to battle together, and use the rest time to repeat the boring work without interruption. It is often the girls who suffer the most here, and some strict parents arrange heavy tasks every day, and they are required to tie a few feet of fishing nets every day. When these girls get older, they often shed tears of sadness when they mention the fishing nets they used in those years. After the fishing nets are tied, they are sent to the fishing net factory, undergo strict inspection, and receive remuneration. About a girl who fights for a month can get five to eight dollars. From the 1980s to the early 1990s, the Taizhou Embroidery Factory developed very well, and it also distributed some embroidery items for people outside the factory to embroider. At that time, Taizhou's economy had already developed greatly, and Taizhou people no longer did these hard work. These embroidery items are often planned by some wise people and distributed to the surrounding countryside, where they are sewn by farmers in the surrounding countryside, and then they are made into their own heads. There are fewer girls who can do handicraft now. It's not that they have become lazy, but that their living conditions are better and they don't need it anymore.

(Responsible editor:Graduate girl)

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