I have enjoyed tracing some links from a couple of centuries ago right through to today:
Here are some Voortrekker Artifacts and some up-to-date versions:
|Vintage Voortrekker Tree-of-Life Cross-Stitch / Februrary 2013 Visi Mag Cross-Stitch Cover Entry|
|Voortrekker Knitted and Beaded Tobacco Bag/ African Expressions Yarn Cosmetic Bag - |
|Intricately Carved Voortrekker Soap / Beautifully Decorated Rondavel Soap|
I have some questions relating to this beautiful display of handwork in a cabinet in the museum. Why is the one blade of this pair of scissors made square? Could it be for cutting delicate fabric - no sharp point to damage a delicate weave?
See the embroidery transfer in the right hand corner? I wonder if charcoal was used to prick and pounce the patterns? [Read Mary Corbett's interesting article on Pricking and Pouncing]