HNW - colors and dyes

Cynthia J Ley cley at juno.com
Sun Aug 23 08:59:18 PDT 1998


There are also records of women in Renaissance times who, when their
husbands died, took over the business. As they could not write but could
read, and they could stitch, they stitched the business records!

					Arlys


On Sat, 22 Aug 1998 17:04:39 -0500 pulliam at acadia.net (Deborah Pulliam)
writes:
><<> 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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