CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN "
cunning workman, an embroiderer in blue and in purple
in fine linen."
discuss the decorative points.
The construction and the building up
of the pattern
be taken together.
Simple Pattern in Needle -weaving.
an initial effort should be one which could be executed in needle-weaving such as is illustrated in
plest design for
marked off on the material, there being no necessity to put any design on to paper the weaving may be done in any simple primitive pattern, or from some of the more Plate
Here the spaces
for the decoration are
interesting darning pattern samplers, or
some idea or be more or
fanciful invention of the worker.
less symmetrical in colour and form, and provided that sufficient thought is taken in arranging the colour scheme and that the technique is good,
should be both pleasing
(See Chapter V. on
and decorative. Supposing the
material and the colour scheme to have been already decided, and that a loosely woven texture—which demands a simple conventional pattern with bold stitchery and bright colour effects has been chosen (let it be a runner, table cover or any article suitable for
Published on Oct 27, 2016