A bit of sewing history

from Chicago History Museum

Great article in the NY Times I just came across. Sounds very much like us bloggers – taking classes, sharing materials and flying under the radar, right?

“Three exhibitions opening in the next few days are meant to dispel common myths about Colonial women’s sewing habits. Young embroiderers, it turns out, did not learn much at their mothers’ knees by the fireside, nor did they diligently copy designs that were fed to them.

“They traveled for days to take expensive courses and served as apprentices. They socialized while sharing costly materials and recorded American scenery and design tastes that male artists of the time largely ignored.”

Read the full article here: Revising Our Ideas of Colonial Sewing

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