Random thoughts continued

January 19, 2010

“Cut your wools into certain lengths, and put them into elongated papers, or you may wind them on a reel; although I do not recommend this latter plan, for in my own experience I have always found the winding deteriorates the texture. Each paper should be labelled with its peculiar shade, or it may be numbered.”–“Maxims for Memory” from The Ladies’ Self Instructor in Millinery & Mantua Making, Embroidery & Applique (1853)


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