Thread Timeline

When you do “old-fashioned” crafts like weaving and quilting, people assume you know lots of things about the old days.  I am always interested in learning more about textiles and their history, so I was interested in this display at the International Quilt Festival.

thread timeline

Part of the Coats and Clark display at the International Quilt Festival

Coats and Clark Thread is celebrating 200 years of being in business, so they put together this timeline.  I’m only posting one picture of it, because I figured they must have put all this good information on their website, and sure enough, they did.  You can find it here.  If you like old advertising art, they have posted a gallery of some of their trade cards, and they also created a PDF of the timeline that is even more detailed – 28 pages!  With color pictures!

If you like textile history, it’s worth a look.