Love of sewing patterns leads to world-class collection

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Love of sewing patterns leads to world-class collection

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Joy Spanabel Emery, professor emerita and curator of the University of Rhode Island’s commercial pattern archive, displays a donated sewing pattern in her office on campus in South Kingstown, R.I. URI has tens of thousands of sewing patterns, the largest known collection in the world according to the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

Love of sewing patterns leads to world-class collection

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Joy Spanabel Emery, professor emerita and curator of the University of Rhode Island’s commercial pattern archive, displays a donated sewing pattern in her office on campus in South Kingstown, R.I. URI has tens of thousands of sewing patterns, the largest known collection in the world according to the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.
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