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The Art and

Craft of

Embroidery

those hues, tints and shades which will combine well

together

it

;

will aid her to obtain

some appreciation of The three primary being

now

its

happy

effects

with

harmonies and contrasts.

colours, green, red

and blue

—green

generally accepted as a primary instead of

each other. They are the strongest and most powerful and exercise a greater influence on the mind than any of the others ; yellow

offer the greatest contrast to

and black the sum of these six colours constitutes white, and the absence of all, black and we have the eight from which all the other colours and their modifications can be made, easily and systematically. Red (Complementary Colour, Bluish -Green). Red, the strongest and most powerful, excites and stimulates the eye. It was the first colour to be used for decorative purposes by primitive man, and the first it is the most predominant of the to receive a name warm colours, and on account of its fresh, bright, cheerful character, is much used by beginners but this very assertive quality makes it rather difficult to combine add

to these, orange, yellow, violet, white

:

;

with other hues, therefore

it is

quantities for general purposes.

well to use

it

in small

Red, in different hues,

has always been the symbol of power and distinction.

and

Scarlet has been used for regal robes

monials, as well as for military purposes

state cereit

indicates

bloodshed and war, fierceness and courage. Red of a rosy hue signifies divine love. It has been a favourite colour with the poets from the days of

own

time.

Blue

The complementary

(Complementary 13

of red

Colour,

is

Homer

to our

bluish-green.

Yellow).

Blue

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