Wool

When the Stamp Act was enforced in 1763, American’s did not take it kindly. They immediately boycotted the stamps and began to manufacture their own goods. Woman began hand spinning yarn and making their own clothes and fabrics. These fabrics were usually made of wool. Another popular fashion trend was the use of buttons. Women began to get very into the sport of “spinning”. They would hold spinning matches and compete for who could spin cloth the quickest. Boycotting the goods from Britain became a very important aspect of their lives. This blanket I sleep with reminds me of what the wools would look like, made of yarn. However it is made in China…