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Art & Craft: “Spinning Wheel” by Carl Larsson

The play of childhood so often becomes the work of adulthood, and Larsson's painting reminds us of this hopeful truth. 

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Texts & Textiles: Traditional Proverb

Get the distaff ready, and the Lord will send the flax. This traditional proverb, which I first encountered as a teen reading Louisa May Alcott's Jo's Boys, is an example of a saying which once illustrated its wisdom with everyday experiences, but which is now more or less opaque. A distaff is a tool used… Continue reading Texts & Textiles: Traditional Proverb