With Cuffari's black line and crosshatched drawings projecting colonial family life as a state of simple contentment, Hoople...

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THE HERITAGE SAMPLER: A Book of Colonial Arts & Crafts

With Cuffari's black line and crosshatched drawings projecting colonial family life as a state of simple contentment, Hoople combines brief descriptions of the settlers' domestic activities with directions for doing likewise. There are several recipes--for cornbread, cider, butter (out of whipping cream), popcorn (start with popping corn), dried fruit and vegetables; some once necessary and still valued crafts such as quilting, candle making and rug braiding; and other variously appealing novelties from apple head and corn husk dolls to silhouettes and pomander balls. Pettit's How to Make Whirligigs and Whimmy Diddles (1972) remains the indispensable first choice for anyone really Serious about emulating or even appreciating early American crafts; however Hoople's inviting, far less demanding, assortment of projects should do very well in getting school classes and other groups off to an enthusiastic start.

Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1975

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 132

Publisher: Dial

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1975