348 – Down to the Wire


Mother, knitter, spinner, writer, wife, weaver, host...not necessarily in that order...

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  1. Laura says:

    I wish I could find a link to an image – maybe when I get home I will email you a photo. The Mill Museum in Lowell MA had a fund raising project where they wove what I THINK is damask on their vintage looms – ages ago now (maybe even the museum is closed and converted to apartments now) (http://www.nps.gov/lowe/planyourvisit/hours.htm) This was a 1920s mill, though, so not the same time frame. BUT yes, damask is fascinating.

    • Heather says:

      How cool!!!
      I’m amazed by that kind of weaving. I can SEE what it is but cannot figure out how to get it.

      Must be a thing with me as I have similar cognitive dissonance with embroidery.

  2. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the link to crabapple recipes! Our property is bordered by apple orchards and they use crabapples for cross-pollination but then the fruits just fall to waste every year. I have been determined to grab some and put them to some use this year and now I know how (and the link you included took me to another link for a quince jelly recipe which is another random fruit we have in our yard that I’ve been puzzling over how to use… so, double fun!)

    I grew up reading Henry’s commentaries from time to time and they really are pretty readable. I am loving North and South so much and wait so eagerly for each Friday when a new episode comes out. I can hardly wait for my kids to go to bed so I can put in my headphones and listen while I do the dishes. My only “complaint” is that a week is so long to wait for each new podcast episode. Thanks so much for all the work you do, Heather!