How curious is a sewing machine!

Sewing is making a comeback. Our young people are making and mending as part of the recycle, reuse mantra. Learn about the history of the sewing machine and how this generation is looking back at grandmas sewing box and creating their own.

The Deloraine and Districts Folk Museum have curated an exhibition free to the public on the history of the sewing machine. The exhibition has a combination of miniature sewing machines and larger crank handle machines of various makes and models. There is also an assortment of machine accessories and paraphernalia, some very fragile and decorative. An information panel on the history of the sewing machine is on display and a small bio on the woman who has loaned many of the machines and objects to the museum. It is a lovey intimate exhibition that is sure to evoke nostalgia of a time gone by and fond memories of our grandmothers will definitely spring to mind.

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Event Details

98-100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine, Tasmania

The Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum entrance is through the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre.


9am to 5pm, 7 days.

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