My Aunt Eddie was truly a craftswoman and artist. All of us of an older age and female took classes in “domestic science,” or maybe you knew it as “Home Economics.” I remember my sewing class in high school and I seem to recall cooking cookies.
Definition of Domestic Science: “The study of cooking, needlework and other subjects concerned with household skills.” from the English Dictionary.
Here is a curriculum for public schools in 1920 in Domestic Science:
- Household sewing
- Preparatory lessons in Home Management and Personal Hygiene
- Practical Cookery, theoretical cookery
- Laundry work
I wish you could see these and feel them, they have survived 91+ years. I have practiced these techniques in my time as well in the 1960′s.