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An Finally,

a small emery cushion, for polishing the

needle should is

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it

get sticky or rusty, a piece of beeswax

useful for flax threads, a stiletto for piercing eyelet

yard measure, a bodkin, and some small pins, are all necessary items, which should always be at hand when wanted. holes, a

The Second Point

:

The Colour Scheme.

Colour lends an inexpressible charm to our daily in nature that it exists in greatest beauty.

it is

life

The

wonderful robe of colour which she displays for us

throughout

all

seasons

and

in

all

countries, through

the flowers and fruits, trees and foliage, sea and sky, the birds, animal and insect life, all under different aspects and ever-varying circumstances, increase our

admiration and pleasure. We reflect and gratify our need for colour in our intimate surroundings dress,

hangings, furniture, carpets, pottery and pictures. The embroideress who has a fine instinct for colour will arrange a scheme wherein beautiful combinations of hues, tints, and shades will mingle and produce a harmonious whole.

favoured that the following hints are knowledge of the principles of colour will

It is for those less

given.

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serve as a guide, while the use of a chromatic circle, i.e., a colour circle, will be invaluable to the beginner.

This convenient arrangement wherein successive strips of all the colours are placed concentrically in their due proportions

—as in the prismatic

spectrum

her to study liarities of colour and help her to I

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will enable

and the pecuarrange and select

the varieties, the relations

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