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Our Mothers' Patterns

 
Haruko Kobayakawa at her sewing machine. Patterns from Kimiko (nee Saito) Nasu's pattern book.
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A silk furoshiki cloth wrapped bundle containing spools of silk thread
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Spools of silk thread brought from Japan by Maki Kudo around 1900, wrapped in a silk furoshiki cloth
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Sewing school diploma of Motoko Sakamoto (nee Watanabe), March 26, 1925.
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Cover of 'How to Use the Singer Sewing Machine (Janome Type) model I5 K83'
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Inside cover and inserted page in 'How to Use the Singer Sewing Machine' booklet.
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Advertisement for Singer electric.
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'Attachment for hemming,' page 22, 'Attachment for quilting,' page 23.
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'Attachment for gathering,' pages 32, 35.
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Advertisement for Singer electric, page 6 and 7.
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Piece of silk salvaged from a kimono brought to Canada from Japan (nee Watanabe)
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Detail of a piece of silk.
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Pattern templates used by Kinori Oka
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Sample hakama
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Kohide Nakamura's yosai bako
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Sewing School in Vancouver, B.C., ca. 1920. JCNM Photograph Collection
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Portrait of Mrs. Matsuo's sewing class (at Vancouver, BC?), ca. 1930s.
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Advertisement for the Academy of Useful Arts, Vancouver, BC, 1930s. JCNM Ephemera.
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