Y Is For… Yarn – Knit and Crochet; Sisters of the Same Legacy

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Yarn.  It’s seductive.  Here at Noon & Wilder, we have both kinds of textile arts – knitting and crochet.  I know, I know, apocryphal.  But it works for us.  I helps that I was able to teach Rachel some of the basics of crochet, and she took it from there.

Crochet is actually older than knitting by quite a bit; scholars believe that it started as a functional craft for making things like fishing nets.  The earliest known knitted textiles, on the other hand, were socks and underwear – woven broadcloth couldn’t curve around the human form and therefore led to very uncomfortable intimate-wear.

So, in a real sense, textile arts brought us naughty lingerie.

Betcha didn’t see that comin’, eh?  Not your grandmothers crafts anymore.

What about you, Dear Reader?
What juxtapositions of history and modern life catch your fancy?

 

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