Knitting for the Revolution

The colonies of the United States, who had regulations and rules shoved down their throats on goods and services by the British, wanted to fight back and make a stand against the mother country and their ridiculous notions of the Stamp Act, the Sugar Act, and others. Thus, the homespun revolution – where women and men boycotted all foreign goods, and made everything from scratch practically, with American tools and materials. Many women joined together to work on quilting, needlepoint and embroidery, and even developed the true American cuisine. This sweater of mine was knitted by a grandmother friend of mine, and would definitely have been allowed in the American colonial culture in the late 1700s, as it was made by hand by an American with American goods – yarn and buttons. Can’t get much more homespun than that!