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Day: November 9, 2021

Cultural history

Sheep to Shawl, Part 5: How to use a Drop Spindle

Candiss Cowan teaches us how to use a drop spindle, a tool mentioned in the Old Testament and dates back 5,000 years. Every girl in Colonial America had one, and since “idle hands did the devil’s work,” girls were constantly spinning.

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Larry Adler (1914-2001)

Larry Adler, harmonica virtuoso, gave concerts around the world; made many recordings; lived at James Waterman Wise house on … (Read More)

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