1860s Sewing Machine. Collection of Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles, Berkeley, CA
What do sewing and the San Francisco Airport have in common? If your travels this summer happen to take you throug the airport be sure to check out the exhibit in Terminal 3 that follows the progress of the home sewing machine.
Threading the Needle: Sewing in the Machine Age traces the development of the domestic sewing machine from the 1850s to the 1970s and celebrates over one hundred years of sewing. Pattern illustrations featured in the exhibition highlight ladies homemade fashions throughout the decades. A variety of notions from sewing boxes and sewing birds to needle cases, chatelaines, and pincushions, are also on display.