Construction and Design household use). It would be best, as simplicity must be the keynote, to have a marginal or border design, built up entirely on straight lines and geometrical forms. First plan out the material and arrange for the decoration ; decide whether the pattern is to be placed on to a wide hem, or inside a narrow one, or whether it is to be applied as wide bars at the ends and edges of the runner.
limited space at the disposal of the designer will
and suggest the pattern.
The decoration should, when possible, strengthen the Be careful at all times to place it where
not interfere with the usefulness of the object.
ornamented with raised em-
broidery or with large beads, conveys the idea of dis-
comfort rather than of comfort, which raison d'etre of a cushion, the
colour and decoration, being a secondary
In the early days, when decoration was so freely applied by primitive peoples to seams, hems, shoulderstraps, indeed to all objects,
aim to increase
the usefulness of the article rather than to decorate
points have been decided, take squared paper, ruler, pencil,
and draw a few nicely spaced
the outer ones to give weight to the edges. crossing at the corners will form the design.
All these lines
Regularity and order are as essential in needle-
crafts, therefore the care
taken in the earlier stages will aid in the working of the later.