Antique Sewing Pins
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I'll give to you a paper of pins (for that's the way true love begins . . . )
Travel along as Linda Ligon sits down with Loene McIntyre as she takes us from its earliest days when a pin was no more than a thorn for holding cloth together, to pre-industrial times when a skilled craftsman could make 40 pins a day, to modern times when machinery churns them out by the millions. The straight pin is one of the most necessary and yet undervalued tools in a craftswoman's workbasket. So taken for granted, and yet with such a rich and intriguing history.
With this needlework video workshop, you will:
- Explore the manufacturing and marketing of straight pins
- Learn about the rich history of straight pins' place in society and the home
- Imagine a time when straight pins took a prized place in the extravagant pincushions of overwrought Victorian homes
- See some of Loene's extensive collection of antique and collectible pins
With Loene's wealth of information and enthusiasm, you will acquire no end of great cocktail-party conversational gambits.
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About the Host:
Loene McIntyre is a designer and creative seamstress who took up the collecting of rare and interesting needlework tools two decades ago, and has never looked back. Her collection has graced the pages of PieceWork magazine and has been the focus of a one-woman museum show.
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- Wonderful program!
- Loene McIntyre's pin program is fact filled, extremely interesting, and such a pleasure to watch. Her pin and pin cushion collection is museum quality. I learned so much from this video. Never knew about mourning pins! Cannot wait to watch the other three videos I downloaded and I am so pleased to have the entire set. I highly recommend these videos. (Posted on 3/3/2015)