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Join this Vicfix campaign and help patch up the finer details about pincushions

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About pincushions

A fad for hand-sewing pincushions peaked in Victoria in the early 20th century. These miniature handiworks came in every conceivable shape, were lined in fine fabrics and lavishly adorned with ribbons and lace.

Victorian newspapers of the era printed patterns for novelty pincushions, and also reported on fairs and competitions that showcased these handmade items. 

Contribute to this Vicfix campaign – it's easy!

  • Choose an article listed below and click through to correct it on Trove (see our How-to guide).
  • Add our tag 'vicfix-done' once the whole article is fixed.
  • Share what you've fixed with friends and family.
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Collage of images of pincushions found on Trove


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