Children's Fancy Work

Children's Fancy Work

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...edge. On this was laid a little cushion of wadding for stuffing, this being again covered with a lining of white silk, cut to the shape of the card, the edges turned in, and the whole worked round in coral silk with coarse buttonhole silk. Four scalloped-edged leaves of flannel were added for the needles, two ends of narrow ribbon were sewn at the points of the heart as a fastening, and the whole was confined at the other end by similar ribbon, made into bows and sewn firmly on. As the silk and velvet were scraps lying by in the house, the only outlay in money for this little present was about threepence for ribbon and tailor's silk. In making these the form can be varied according to fancy. We have seen one made in the shape of a pair of bellows, secured at the nozzle by a silver thimble instead of strings. As it can be covered and lined with any bright scraps of silk and velvet, or what would be still more effective, with crash or oatmeal cloth, having the recipient's initials embroidered in silk or crewels, it would with the thimble be a charming addition to a lady's workbasket. If presents are wanted to hang on a Christmas-tree, size is not so much an object as colour; indeed, for a small tree small articles are best, being lighter, but they must be effective. Dainty little pincushions and thimble-case can be made out of walnut-shells. Scrape the inside of the shell till quite smooth, then stuff a little bag of some bright-coloured material with wadding, making it as nearly as possible the shape of the shell; sew Walnut-Shell Pincushions. to this a handle--a bit of narrow cap-wire, covered, answers the purpose--then drop a little liquid gum into the bottom of the shell and press in the cushion. This can be supplied with a pedestal in...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927745
  • 9781236927743