It's funny, but the older I get, the more I wish I knew more about how people a generation or two before me did things. I was wondering who knows how to do various "lost arts" domestic or otherwise. For instance, I can sew, and do embroidery - though not all that well. I used to know needlepoint, but I never really liked it and haven't done it for years and years. I can crochet and knit, but I can't follow a pattern, so strictly amateur hour there; scarves, blankets, hats, etc. I wish I knew how to can food. I do have a general knowledge of water bath canning, but not pressure canning...and I've never done either. I'd like to learn wood-working...which may not be "domestic" but sure would be handy - like making shelves and boxes and such. Does anyone else have any crafty lost-art-talent?