Textiles videos: Techniques
Before 1800, patterns had to be picked out by hand. In 1801 Joseph Jacquard invented a revolutionary new loom attachment that automated how patterns were woven. This video shows how it works.
Martha Edlin's Casket
This video is about a casket which Martha Edlin embroidered 1671. She was just eleven years old, and Martha's casket is rare because of its skilful needlework and varied contents.