I used it as a jumping off point for drawing up plans for a stretcher frame for the cottage.
I like the idea that only one end was supported by a saw horse. The other end sits on a ledge that runs the length of the room...Very convenient.
I may make it a little longer, but It seems to fit very well. If I run a shelf along one wall and put the sawhorse under the other end, it will leave room for other things in the room.
The book was written in 1770, so everything in it is accurate to the period. Granted, it is French, but at that time, the French were stealing ideas from the English and the English from the French. So....I think it will be accurate enough for what I have in mind for the crooked cottage.
This will give you some idea as to what I will be getting ideas from. The original illustrations are intact.
That funny looking machine on the right side is a bobbin winder. I imagine that there were quite a few people with relieved arm muscles after that was invented.
There is also a large colored section of photos of embroideries of the time.
Saint-Aubin's father was also an embroider. Who knows? Maybe the line goes back further in the family.
I don't remember any mention of the rest of the family. I may have to break down and re read this epic.
I guess I had better get started.
See you tomorrow.