Previous Next Until 2015 the 18th century living history community believed that the round yokes shown here were only found in Europe. Reading the following article about hoop yokes I realized the mistake. Once again memories of one’s youth during the late 18th century have gave me new insights. In the 18th century, and throughout […]
Assumptions One of my biggest pet peeves in the hobby is the ideas we have about stealing things. I often hear people stating that someone in the time period is likely to be stealing items. “Where are their clothes from?” “Oh they stole it.” With the myriad of options, why would the most likely option […]
Stain removal in wools of the 18th century from EWHOH. To Take Spots Out of Woolen Cloth Take some of the best fullers earth that can be got; then lay it before the fire till it is quite hard, and beat it in a morter till it is as fine as powder, then mix it […]
To Make Linen That is Turned Yellow Very White To make Linen that is turned yellow very white. Heat Milk over the Fire, and add to a Gallon a Pound of Cake Soap scraped in, that it may dissolve ; and when the Cloaths have boiled therein, take them out, and clap them into a […]
This outline will focus on the best practices for laundry in a perfect situation, as if one had all the knowledge and resources available and they were being put into proper practice.
Boredom My daughter is sick and I am trying to kill time by reading online. I went and read a short thread on Facebook that had been linked to my page (thanks Tony). Salt of Lemons. It is the image posted here. Hallie Larkin had found the note in the Middlesex Journal, Aug 31, 1771. […]