The House and Home; A Practical Book Volume 2

The House and Home; A Practical Book Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...this, choose the coarsest cottons that can be procured, and fill in and point the outline design with various stitches, such as wide button-hole, net-work, and cross-stitch. Poppies, outlined with red and black cotton, and embellished by appropriate mottoes worked in antique text, are suitable for pillow-covers. One great merit of outline work in silk or crewel upon washing fabrics is that repeated washing only serves to harmonize and blend the tints used. Directions, elsewhere given, will show how this cleansing process may be safely practised. On curtains of pale salmon-colored India silk, with a woven floriated Morning-room P3""" 3 sllade darker curtains, in than the stuff, and bound India silk..., ., around the edge with the same silk in plain ground a few shades deeper in tone, outline work has been used with peculiarly original effect. At intervals, upon the body of the curtains, the embroiderer's needle has sketched geometrical shapes and crescents, coral branches, and odd figures, born apparently of the whim of the moment, in silver-gray, dull red, or buff split filoselle. The quaint charm of this decoration is furthermore enhanced by an occasional applique of silk in one of these artistic shades of color, bearing an outline tracery like those scattered about the body-space. The finish consists of tufts of crewel fastened to a horizontal band of stitching, with irregular depending lines of embroidery, simulating a fringe, about a fifth of the distance to the top of the curtain from the floor. Oftentimes, the work-woman who sits down to face the results of long _, ., continued labor in a com treatment of embroideries, pleted screen or panel, when/inished. tQ nerse, f.. What shall I do with these little irregularities in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633814
  • 9781236633811