Photograph of Margaret Hastie

Margaret Hastie

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.

Photograph of Margaret Hastie
Photograph of Margaret Hastie

Knitting a traditional gansey

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"Just itís very traditional. It was my husband who really wanted one"

Just itís very traditional. It was my husband who really wanted one. He's in Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and he saw the portraits in the Brigade House and all the old men were wearing their ganseys and he asked if I could make one so I became interested in it.

And Alex wanted a traditional one of Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade so I went down to the Brigade House and looked at the portraits and took the pattern from there.

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Clothing | Skills | Traditions

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