Hooks and Eyes: Craft tool and how they work
The exhibit will run through mid-May 2012
Hooks and Eyes explores the weird and wonderful world of craft tools, their history,
and the fantastic results that a craftsperson can achieve through their use.
Weaving, bobbin lace, embroidery, beading, spinning, and more are showcased.
Did you know that the craft of crochet might only be about 200 years old?
No trace crochet has been found in written sources or archaeological sites
prior to about 1800!
Did you know that the intricate work of bobbin lace is done using only two
basic motions or “stitches”?
Did you know that the simple sewing needle was once so prized that women
had customized needle cases made to protect them?