"The house-wife plies her needle and her thread, / Long after idle people are in bed; / The rent is…
A single thread formed into a chain of crochet work
A basic pattern used in cross-stitching.
A life-size full or partial representation of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of…
This frame was used to design and create different lady dresses.
A mother or grandmother and young girl playing with dolls. They appear to be making or mending doll…
An illustration of a young girl sitting in in a ornately carved chair needle pointing.
Girl sewing in silhouette.
A young girl smiles as she sews a dress for her doll. A kitten is playing with sewing notions on the…
"In the year 1589 the stocking-frame, the machine which mechanically produces the looped stitch in hosiery,…
A girl knitting.
The stitch or loop structure of plain knitting.
Illustration of Lois (Timothy's grandmother) holding a distaff. A distaff holds fibers which are spun…
This sewing machine is a textile machine used to stitch fabric to other material together with thread.
Elias Howe's original model of the sewing machine.
A basic knot used in lace-work.
A needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth
The plaiting or braiding of a sennit, a flat cordage used in crafts.
Hands sewing with thread and needle.
An illustration of a group of women in a sewing circle.
A sewing machine, 1903.
A machine for sewing or stitching fabrics, leather, paper, and other materials.
A detail of a Singer sewing machine.
This early model sewing machine featured a chain stitch, the basic stitch of a modern sewing machine…
"Singer sewing-machine. a is the frame and cloth-plate or bed-plate; b, arm; c, treadle; e, pitman;…
"Singer sewing-machine. a is the frame and cloth-plate or bed-plate; b, arm; ... g, small driving-wheel…
A pair of scissors along with a needle, thread, and thimble.
Something sewn or to be sewn.
A machine to sew on, of which there are many different makes.
A spindle is a cone shaped weigh that hooked the thread to one end and would allow the person to spin…
A woman spinning.
A woman spinning cotton on a spinning jenny.
An illustration of a woman using a spinning wheel. A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread…
A spinning wheel
Flax spinning wheel.
A spinning wheel used for cotton.
"The spinning-wheel shall buzz and whirr." -Beard, 1906
"The spinning-wheel." - Beard, 1906
A kind of metallic cap or cover, or sometimes a ring, for the finger, used in sewing to protect the…
To pass a thread through the eye of a needle.
An illustration of a bobbin of thread.
An illustration of a spool of thread.
An old spinning wheel used to spin cotton into yard.
Spinning Wheel used to make thread.
A man seated on a stool holds a skein of yarn as a standing woman winds it. In the background is a large…
A shadow of a woman sitting in a chair knitting a sock.
An illustration of a woman mending clothing while sitting in a chair with a kitten playing underneath.
An illustration of a woman sewing.
An illustration of a woman spinning thread.
An illustration of a woman standing next to a spinning wheel.
A young woman sitting on a chair reading a book as she spins