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When you’re studying an art or craft, it can help to take a look back through history for inspiration, resources and just general fun, “can you believe they did that?” Lucky for us, the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin has put a collection of three dozen sewing and hatmaking books online. The publication dates range from the 1890s to the mid 1940s. Scrolling through the books can be a little tedious, but there are real gems in there worth finding. [via]

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    Apr 25, 2008, 10.53 AMby mirela

    That is really a treasure! I was just looking at the hat-making book too…maybe finding a new hobby

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    Apr 25, 2008, 08.53 AMby sewer-sewist

    How cool! The hatmaking books are so interesting…

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