“Someone listening for a carol only hears her say, merry songs and merry stitches used to wing the day. Mate or master of my singing all the best was heard, in my cottage nest a busy, Little Sewing Bird!”a poem by Lucy Larcom in 1858. The sewing bird was patented in 1853 by a man named Charles Waterman who designed the sewing bird to be an extra set of hands for a seamstress. Once clamped to the table, fabric could be held tightly in the bird’s mouth by giving the tail a pinch. Hand cast brass.
Dimensions: 6"H x 4.5"W
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