THE ART AND CRAFT OF EMBROIDERY " Chaires, Stooles and Screen, the same,
THE SIX POINTS all
of Satten Stitch
done in Worsteads."
consider the six important points of
Many women have an inherent needlework that is, the craft of the needle for the knowledge of how to use a needle and thread is generally easily acquired but it is quite otherwise when the design, the artistic or imaginative part, has to be Then all carried out, as it ought to be, by the worker. sorts of difficulties arise, mostly imaginary, as those who make an attempt may find. Let us here consider the design as a necessary part of the workmanship. We shall be ambitious enough to study embroidery from an artistic point, for the art and the craft ought surely to go hand in hand. Art and Craft.
The Habit drawing
not essential for pattern making
for simple designs
posed of straight lines and geometrical forms, such as might be happily applied to borders for articles of daily
household use or for personal wear.
and a sheet of squared paper are sufficient for initial efforts and once the habit of simple designing is acquired :