The other use for a ball of string is to make yourself a dish mop (Dish Swab 1875). Sure you can BUY a dish mop anywhere, a plastic handle and a twist of wire. But until recently I’ve never seen one with a replaceable HEAD, which makes the entire device disposable and of questionable sanitation more »

I have been reading back issues of magazines like American Agriculturalist from the 19th century…as one does in winter… in Maine. And I am learning a lot of new skills. One of them is the actual function of the ball of packaging string that one saves into a ball. It’s to make kitchen tools, like more »