Saturday, 1 May 2010
It's not always inside museums that you see the past so alive - it may be just down your street. This is what I saw in the Victoria Quarter in the centre of Leeds - sewing machine heaven. It is probably the biggest collection of early sewing machines in the world. Gracing the windows of a fashion store are sewing machines in their hundreds - there are five shop bays with windows on both ground and first floor levels just stacked with sewing machines like this. There are sewing machines from the USA and Europe, all of various ages and all with individual and superb decoration. I wonder if they do guided tours?
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 13:26