Just Labradors banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I need help finding some pictures of the first Needle and Thread from around the prehistoric times I realize this would be a punch a needle and what ever was used as thread like cat gut or even long hairs. I have searched the web over and unable to locate any pictures. Does anyone have any suggestions where this can be found.

I am do a Power Point slide show on the Sewing from needle to Machine.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,114 Posts
You should post it here when you're done. I can't remember the last time I saw a good power point presentation on the history of sewing. I think the History Channel did one once, but for some reason they never replay it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
267 Posts
http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab23


Needle and thread: from 15,000 years ago


In districts where warm clothing is necessary, Stone Age people stitch skins together with threads of tendon or leather thongs. For each stitch they bore a hole and then hook the thread through it.

The development of a bone or ivory needle, with an eye, speeds up the process immeasurably. The hole is now created by the same implement which then pulls the thread through, in an almost continuous movement. Needles of this kind have been found in caves in Europe from the late palaeolithic period, about 15,000 years ago. Several are so thin as to imply the use of materials such as horsehair for the thread.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
703 Posts
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top