Occupy our hands; democratize sewing!

This short article is sobering: the author reminds us of the value of sewing to individuals and society, and points out that this potentially life-saving skill is at one and the same time demoted to “women’s work” in most of society (but NOT in Waldorf schools), and seen as unimportant (again, NOT in Waldorf schools). I feel lucky to have taught these skills for decades, and to be able to see beyond the ability to stitch up a hem, sewing means much more – in her terms and also in figurative, allegorical – and anagogical terms!!! More on this later ………

http://ecosalon.com/natalie-chanin-sewing-history-alabama-chanin/