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designs should prove valuable to the craft worker as well as interesting to the youngsters.

From we go on to

Circles. lines

the making of patterns with straight circular forms, with radiating lines.

This opens up a wide her

ing

extend

to

the embroideress, allow-

field to

and

vary

her

simple

designs

indefinitely.

With this new element, the circle, she can formulate some of the more definite floral shapes, and arranging them in an orderly manner, symmetrically, can make a geometrical pattern suitable to her purpose

make

use of compasses, or

at hand,

any

Should these prove too small, there

by a

thread,

with

when

the pin

the space

a

circle,

is

simple device of the fixed pin encircled

the

which,

she can

;

these instruments are not

circular form, such as a plate or a coin, will

suit admirably.

always

if

the pencil is

at

the opposite end,

held firmly in the

the

size

centre

of

must remain taut will form being fixed by the length of the

as the thread

thread. Circles at once

suggest natural forms and growth,

but to begin with the young designer must keep to natural floral forms will come later. If she examines carefully a number of the the geometrical side of Nature flowers of the field or

;

hedgerow she

of these beautiful forms are built basis

—she

will find that

many

up on a geometrical

will note the radiating lines of the flowers,

the sepals, petals and stamens, the venation of leaves, the

manner

in

which the mid-rib gives

off,

gradually, the

beautiful curving lines which flow into the outer edges,

and the wonderful

orderliness of the little seeds clinging

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