Bleaching Wool without Stoving

1877 Scientific American  
th�e are costly, and . for the most part UIlsuitable to the re-, . qUlrcments of workmg people. It has to be remembered 1. NEEDLEWORK, as wc know, IS one of the most anCient that the shirt for a gardener blacksmith or day-Iaborer re. of the arts, and the rc�ults ach . ieved . • and " the i�genuity in it, / quires t? be of a much ample� and totally' different cut from appear to have be n hlghly pnzed m the earhest ages. In that whlCh would be suitable and comfortable for a clerk or �! le s�ng of
more » ... rk or �! le s�ng of Deborah. for cxample, tbe glories of thc victors theman whodoes not usehis arms in laboriolls work· and the spOlls of needlework" are celebratea j and we read in I shüt for a working woman which alas I has ofte� to serve tb� 45tb Psalm of the "raiment of needlework" of th . e the p� l rpose of 8. nightgo�n as weil, �ust be of thicker brlde. Needles made of the bones of fishes and other am· matenal and more voluminous cut than the corresponding mals are . amon�st the earliest relies we have of antiquity, garment of tbe lady of tbe present day, which, reduced to and we stIll admI!e and wonder at such work� as the Bayeux a minimum, threatens, as in the time of the first French tapestry and var!ous cllUrch·v. estments, WhlCh must have Empire, to disappear altogelh&. been produced wlth tbl} rudest Implements. 10, The question of patterns and cutting out seems to me 2. In these days, when every mechanical aprIiance in the a high l y important one j why should not the Society of shap!! of perfect needles, sew�ng thre�ds and silks, to � y A�ts undert�ke to publish good �roved p�tterns, which nothmg of the wonderful sewmg machme, cIJmbine to facll-mlght be registered, each garment m three Sizes, pasted on itate and lighten work. it is to 1)e regretted that the standard cotto� <;Ioth, wi�h elear instruclions as to making uQ, the of excellence so commonly falls short 01 that attained in quantltIes reqUlred, etc.? These might be suppliea at a former times, with far inferior materials. low price to schools and work societies, and could be lent 3. In the reign of lIIary Tudor, 1here was only one out, and u;*ld in teaching the children the art oi cutting out
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