Gotta admit this flummoxed me.
Then linen floated into my head, then wool, and I thought about clothing, designs, the why of sewing.
How quickly did it become more than something just to stay warm? How was weaving cloth discovered, and by whom?
Thinking about endurance and sewing can take one all sorts of place, from bone needles and mummies to toxic chemicals, clean water, and how high is too high for a platform shoe.
ENDU”RANCE, n. [See Endure. v.i. … [F. endurer; pref. en– (L. in) + durer to last…]] Continuance; a state of lasting or duration; lastingness.
Original WordPress post is here.