Follow the Thread

a textile & costume history blog from the Design Center at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Among the textile history treasures in our collection is a book of knitting and crochet patterns by Minerva Yarns. It doesn't include a publishing date, but based on the fashions of the patterns, it appears to be from the 1910s. I was excited to

  • This is my first semester working as a Collection Intern at the Design Center, and I could not be more excited about the tasks I’m working on! I will be tackling the cataloging and documentation of textile tools that were donated to the Design

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