If there’s one unique skill that has been continually used throughout history, it’s sewing! To think our fashionable clothes and warm blankets wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the art of sewing and the talented crafters who perfected it. National Sewing Month is a holiday that celebrates the art of sewing.
Intricate and beautiful, yet durable and practical – quilting is a craft that provides more than just a warm blanket for frosty nights. Used initially to repurpose old scraps of fabric, quilting has evolved into a unique art form and social hobby. How exactly did patchwork quilting become the beloved craft it is today?
Today we’re going to talk about a one-of-a-kind, colorful American craft called penny rugs. If you’re studying the Civil War through the Great Depression, this is the perfect sewing project to include in your child’s history curriculum. We’ll discuss the history behind these unique mats and how you can make your own!
It’s hard to believe the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, happened 19 years ago. As homeschool parents, it can be challenging to explain difficult topics in history, such as 9/11. You might be left wondering how you can educate them on the subject with an accurate, unbiased lense.
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, author, public speaker, and human rights advocate, boldly escaped slavery on September 3, 1838, traveling across the United States until he arrived safely in New York.