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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.