The most common question I hear when I’m spinning on a drop spindle is “WHY would you spin yarn on something so slow and small when you could just go buy yarn?” It’s a legitimate question and spinning in this way isn’t for everyone, but here’s my answer.
The recent presidential campaign came complete with pedigrees of the candidates. Oprah Winfrey is publically delving into her family history. A television show investigates celebrities’ ancestors. Genealogy and genealogists have always been around, but now the pursuit of one’s ancestors has become even more popular, even fashionable. In Canada, two national television programs featuring genealogy are [...]