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Category Archive: Museums

The Antique & Vintage Sewing Machine Virtual Museum

Here is the Antique & Vintage Sewing Machine Virtual Museum with a gallery of over 130 machines in order of country! I am ‘specially enthralled with the toy sewing machines & sock knitters. The toy Vulcan machines are totally cute in either vibrant robins egg blue or poppy red. I wish there machines for grown-ups like these! *sigh*
vulcan senior

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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: The World According to Joyce Gross: Quilts from the Dolph Briscoe Center

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
August 4 through October 25, 2009
408.971.0323
The World According to Joyce Gross: Quilts from the Dolph Briscoe Center
A selection of 30 important historical quilts & quilt-related ephemera from the collection amassed by Joyce Gross over 35 years. Includes 30 important quilts dating from 1845 to 1980, with an emphasis on appliqué quilts.
SJ Quilts Museum

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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: Fabric Tattoos: Spirit of the The Mola

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Aug 4 through Oct 25, 2009
Fabric Tattoos: Spirit of the The Mola
Molas are a traditional Panamanian textile created by the Kuna people of the San Blas islands and worn in their costumes. They are created using a unique reverse appliqué technique, where the layers of colored cotton cloth are turned under to reveal the colors in the layers below.
Spirit of the Mola

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The Arnaldo Caprai Virtual Museum of Textile Arts

The Arnaldo Caprai Virtual Museum of Textile Arts is an online museum devoted to the textile arts, with the ability to search by period, typology, technique, provenance and keyword. Here is a beautiful Italian doily depicting a winged child astride a four-legged animal, made using the punto Venezia technique, and created between 1890 and 1910.

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