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Construction and Design to the sides or centre of the seed vessel, will realise that all curving lines are

and thus she

but segments, or

parts of circles of various sizes.

To

aid the designer in her

first efforts let

an elementary text-book on botany

—she

her turn to

will

probably

number of diagrams of horizontal sections the commoner wild flowers. These give the plan of

find there a

of

each flower typical of the family to which it belongs all the parts are arranged symmetrically in circles or whorls, and

show how the

flower

embroideress should find these sections

is

up.

built

full of

The

suggestions

forms to begin with and elaborate them, adding fresh details where necessary for the development of her design. By comparing the she might take the

simpler

—of the wild rose with the poppy, the purple with the forgetme-not, the primrose with the daffodil— she be able sections of one flower with another

loosestrife

will

to obtain variety with simplicity and balance then she will connect and join all the masses with straight or curved lines, and thus give completeness to her design. With increased knowledge of the structure of flowers ;

the embroideress will gain a keener sense of observation

which

will

be of great value when she studies the natural

forms. Setting forth once

making her own principles lines

she

of

in the making of straight was building up her patterns and

already learnt

while

designs.

more on the high adventure

design, she will bring to her aid the

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