To Sew a Fine Seam

The exhibition is called To Sew a Fine Seam. The museum has over 60 sewing machines, one of them made between 1880-1890. It is probably one of the oldest one preserved in a museum in Iceland. 

Sewing used to be a task for women in the home and considered a fine craft. The invention of the sewing machine was a revolution at the time. It was said that having a sewing machine was equal to one maid. Some women became known for their craftsmanship and the sewing machine made it possible for them to earn their own living.  

All are welcome