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CHAPTER

II

THE ART AND CRAFT OF EMBROIDERY " Chaires, Stooles and Screen, the same,

THE SIX POINTS all

of Satten Stitch

done in Worsteads."

We

shall

now

consider the six important points of

design.

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.

instinct for

;

The Habit drawing

make

is

of

Design.

—A

special

knowledge of

not essential for pattern making

delightful patterns

—nor

—a child

for simple designs

will

com-

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.

A

ruler, a

compass

and a sheet of squared paper are sufficient for initial efforts and once the habit of simple designing is acquired :

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