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Originally, the word spinster referred to women who spun wool. It was one of the few ways a woman could work and earn a wage independently of a man.

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Modern Baby Quilt - Black, White and Teal Colors

Again, this is so simple, but I love it. Another black, white and teal quilt. So very graphic.

Tasha Tudor Spinning was the first paying job women had (16th century). Prior to the invention of the spinning wheel, they could only be supported by a man or family member. Spinning wheels made it so they could earn their own living - many women no longer needed to marry - thus the term "spinster" has described an un-married woman. I admire them greatly!