Thimbles: protecting us from pinpricks for thousands of years

By | April 23rd, 2023|Categories: History of the home, Trinkets|Tags: , |

I love to study trinkets from time. Some of my recent ideas have come from research I did last year for a post on women’s tie-on pockets. Among the many items that were commonly carried in the deep, under-the-skirt pockets of the 19th century were thimbles. It struck me that women would be ready to [...]

The Sewing Machine – Changing Fashion Forever

By | January 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   Early Attempts at Creating a Sewing Machine   One of the greatest inventions of the Victorian era is the sewing machine, but its roots run all the way back to the 18th century. After more than 20,000 years of hand sewing, and nearly 300 years after the advent of the first [...]