Quick Project: Colonial America
was known for simple toys and decorative woodcarvings. This tassel holder
was a way to add a decorative touch to the home using left over yarn
611-1 Silver Tray: Almost
every colonial town had a silversmith who made
candlesticks, platters and bowls. Intricate designs were cut into the
metal by engraving.
611-2 Log Cabin Quilt: Not a scrap of fabric was thrown away
and patchwork was a common design in Colonial America. Log cabin is
a particular pattern which looked like stacked logs.
611-3 Rug: Apples are a traditional colonial design. Only wealthy
people had rugs, others made painted rugs of canvas from ship’s
611-4 Welcome Bandbox: Bandboxes were used to store the stiff
collars worn by the colonists. This box also uses decoupage which started
with scraps of paper – which were never thrown out.
611-5 Wired Candle Holder: In colonial times, candleholders were
forged in metal. A special kind was one with spirals, called a courting
candle, as the candle burned down to the spirals it reminded the suitor
it was time to leave.