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"The Sewing Room" Exhibition

A free exhibition of hand crank vintage full size and miniature sewing machines. View their beauty and admire their engineering.

There was a point last century when a sewing machine could be found in nearly every home and mothers could be counted on to school their daughters in bobbins, buttonholes and Butterick patterns.

Several factors have contributed to the resurgence of sewing over the last ten years, among them: sewing plays into the reaction against the negative impact that disposable fast fashion is having on the environment.

With the value of sewing skill now receiving renewed attention, the revival of the craft will continue to gain momentum, whether from people dusting off their machines to contribute face masks or others finally finding the time at home to learn how to sew.