In this episode, Candiss Cowan teaches us how to use a drop spindle, which is 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. They even were using the spindle when they walked to fields to bring the cows back to the stable. Not a minute was wasted.
Sheep to Shawl, Part 5: How to use a Drop Spindle
This month, we introduce Eric Hutner, who recently joined the Historical Society Board as recording secretary.
Help us complete the forensic work required to identify and honor these men who gave their lives in the Battle of Ridgefield during the American Revolution.
We’re seeking a candidate to lead the Buildings and Grounds Committee beginning this fall.
Welcome our new Executive Assistant to the team!