The house wife made the items!! Well the men did all the outdoor work the women did the indoor work! The made this by spinning and wiving with linen!! They also used plant fibers for there clothes! Much made from linen for thew rich!! They made there clothes much much differently then us!! We buy our clothes but the people who make them make them in a factory!! It is much easier that way! Back then they made there clothes for there family and it was also hand made! They did not have good clothes and bad clothes!! they just had clothes! Like today if you wore hollister then you are "cool". But if you ware walmart you are " uncool" witch does not make scene!!