Home Economics - Historical Skills

Historical Skills

In the past, household skills included: herbal medicine, converting hide into leather, soap making, spinning yarn and thread, weaving cloth and rugs, and patchwork quilting. Further skills were cooking on a wood-burning stove, churning butter, baking bread, and preserving food by drying and by glass-jar canning.

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