In Their Words

At the Sign of the Flax Wheel...

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Over the door of the entrance to the rooms where Miss Whiting and Miss Miller draw their designs, give out work by the piece and do their beautiful needlework, hangs a spinning-wheel, which is the society's sign and trademark....The whole aspect of the old house in which the Society has its headquarters is a fitting and appropriate frame for these reproductions of colonial designs. The wainscotted [sic] walls, the cavernous fireplaces and the rafters across the ceilings, give just the proper setting for the workers who sit by the windows in little old-fashioned "splint bottomed" chairs, filling in the broad, simple lines of the designs with intricate stitches.

Pauline Carrington Bouve, "Deerfield Renaissance", New England Magazine, October 1905, 163-166