Homespun Wool Blanket

This picture was perfect for this reading. It is a prime example of homespun wool. This one is even more special because it depicts the flag of the thirteen colonies. This was incredible for the time because it finally showed the colonists desire to be viewed as separate from England. This blanket actually was homemade. My Aunt knit this blanket for me before I went away to college. It took her just about an entire winter to make. This just goes to show how much of a commitment these colonists were making when they embarked on the boycott of British goods. To actually make all your own garments is a huge time commitment and massive project. This just shows how important the ideology was to the colonists and how unfairly they really thought they were being treated.