Historic photographs can show us rare, fleeting moments of craft in action. We found lots of fantastic examples of Wisconsin women sewing, knitting, and crocheting through Wisconsin Historical Images and the State of Wisconsin Collection; here are some we didn’t have space to include in the gallery.

Katherine (Kate) Quinney crocheting while seated on the running board of a Ford Model T in the yard of her family's farm in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, ca. 1915. Wisconsin Historical Society WHi-70918

Six women sewing by hand and with a sewing machine, Black River Falls, 1901. Photograph by Charles Van Schaick. Wisconsin Historical Society WHi-46107

A Neenah-Menasha sewing club meeting, ca. 1914. Neenah Public Library via University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Ada Bass crocheting with Llora, Montello, Wisconsin, ca. 1900. Photograph by Dr. Edward A. Bass. Wisconsin Historical Society WHi-47072

Julia Ann Wilcox Newell with her knitting, Kenosha, 1880-1896. Photograph by Louis Milton Thiers. Kenosha History Center via University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Mrs. A. Van Wyck, Kenosha, 1880-1914. Photograph by Louis Milton Thiers. Kenosha History Center via University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

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