|Young women of all social classes learned to cook.|
One of the great perils of this nation, as of all others, is in the class distinctions between the rich and the poor, and the barriers that grow up between them. A part of this difficulty, unconsciously perhaps, has arisen from the fact that many have grown up to despise those who labor with their hands. But manual training is the antidote of all this. When the cultivated teacher is seen dressed in the garb of the toiler, and when all pupils, rich and poor, work with their hands together, labor is honored and ennobled, and false conceptions are corrected before they become fixed. I believe it is not too much to claim that this whole plan of manual training, as it has now been introduced, is a new bond, drawing closer together the various classes in the city we love to call our own, and is helping towards that higher citizenship without which no republic is safe.
|And sew their own clothing, and develop aesthetic sense.|
On another subject, I received a cover image (not final) for a new Fine Woodworking "bookazine" that will be coming out in the spring featuring 5 of my box designs.
Make, fix, create... encourage others to join you in these things.