Being part of a tradition give us a good feeling. Acknowledging the interconnectedness of life broadens our perspective and gives us courage to continue. As quilters, crafters and seamstresses/sewists we are part of an age old community.
And speaking of old, the oldest fibers on record are spun flax fibers found in a cave in the Republic of Georgia. Scientists confirmed the processing of these fibers through the presence of moths, beetles and fungus at the site. Really. Check out the article in Scientific American.
I’m wondering what our modern contributions to the craft are leaving to those who come after us. Hopefully more than a few fibers, some bugs and mushrooms.