The Age of Homespun:
Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth, by
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Any crafting heroes?
I’m a historian, so I find inspiration from textile workers before me. I find inspiration in the spinsters who spun for fourteen hours a day. I find inspiration in the spinning circles of the American Revolution. Those women are my heroes.
My mother and other thread workers who know more about skills or, more precisely, know more types of threadwork than I do, are my heroes.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is an amazing historian who has done a lot of neat work with women and textile workers, especially with spinning and cottage industry. She’s one of my favorite historians and a hero of mine as well.