By Jane Alford
Analyzing Berlin woolwork, this advisor enthusiastically explores the gorgeous embroideries of a bygone period. utilizing the transparent colour charts, readers can recreate the vibrancy and wonder of the unique floral designs, from lily of the valley and pansies to beaded poppies and roses. This beginner's advisor covers all that crafters want to know, from getting ready the canvas and becoming a member of threads, to blocking off, mounting and framing an embroidery.
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Some spunks made as late as 1830 are considered enough to be carefully preserved in the York Museum England (Fig. 3Z%). The ones illustrated in Fig. 32 are a Long Island product, and were given to the author by the late John Halleran, the most noted antique collector on Long rare in Island. These are carefully preserved among the antiquities But they are less than half the length in the writer's studio. of the ones formerly used on the Western Reserve. \Yith the ancient matches in the studio are also two old pioneer The tinder boxes are tinder boxes with flints and steels.
The three sticks having been cut from the centre of a pine log, are dry and maybe resinous, so all that is necessary to start the flame is to touch a match to the bottom of the curled shavings (Fig. 38). Before they do this, however, they are careful to have a supply of small slivers of pitch pine, white pine or split pine knots handy (Fig. 36). These they set up around the shaved sticks, maybe adding some hemlock bark, and by the time ablaze they are already putting on larger sticks of black ash, birch, yellow birch, sugar maple or oak.
FIRE MAKING BY PERCUSSION 29 SULPHUR HEADED SPUNKS AND MATCHES These old sulphur "spunks" were nothing more than kindling wood or tinder, because they would not ignite by rubbing but were lighted by put ling the sulphur end hi the (la 11 R. According to our modern ideas of convenience they appear very primitive. land and "matches" in They were called "spunks" in EngAmerica, and varied in length from three to seven niches, were generally packed in bundles from a dozen to two dozen and tied together with bits of straw.