The Fiasco and I recently traveled back in time to 1830 to visit Old Sturbridge Village, which is a historical reproduction of a New England village. It was a lovely place and also delightfully full of fiber-y things!
|I love the woods in autumn.|
|Naturally dyed skeins of yarn pictured with the source of the dye (like walnut, onion skins, and sage).|
|Fiber type comparison display|
|The Fiasco trying out hand carders|
|My successfully carded rolag|
|To make a coat: 1 day scouring, 1 day dyeing, 9 days carding, 13 days spinning, 3 days weaving, and 3 days sewing. Crazy!|
|Pretty handknits on display|
|I appreciated the bit about “go-abroad knitting”…|
|I coveted that basket of rolags|
|This pottery guy was super cool|
|I took home a little handmade bowl and yarn dyed with osage orange.|
All in all, it was a great little trip that made me more than a bit wistful for a style of life that isn’t really possible anymore. Do you ever get nostalgic for a past that wasn’t yours?