HNW - colors and dyes

Deborah Pulliam pulliam at acadia.net
Sat Aug 22 15:04:39 PDT 1998


<<> as well as the added factor that 17th century samplers were neither >
worn nor hung on walls and were thus much more light protected.

Then what did they do with them? >>

Girls and young women originally did samplers under the direction of a
teacher in order to have a record of what letters and numbers looked like,
which they would refer to  throughout their lives when marking their
household and personal linens.


Deborah


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