Needlework and Cutting-Out

Needlework and Cutting-Out

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...mark these divisions by a loose stitch or two of coloured cotton. (b) They carefully join the corresponding divisions of each together. (c) They lightly tack the frill in place about half an inch below the whipped edge, and remove the pins. The teacher examines every child's work. Step II. (a) They hold the frill towards their chest so as to regulate the whipping from time to time with the point of their needle. (b) They sew it on firmly and strongly with neat little stitches, slanting their needle so that each stitch falls into the groove of the whip. Note.--In order to secure plenty of practice for them, the mistress should encourage the girls to trim their underclothing with frills made and whipped by themselves. PATCHING PRINT. This is perhaps rather more attractive to children than working on plain material. At any rate, the teacher finds little difficulty in interesting her pupils, and she soon has the satisfaction of seeing them take the utmost pains to excel in matching patterns and stripes, and making their patches set perfectly. Appliances.--These are the same as for other patching, namely, two pieces of material for the teacher and for each child, fine needles and cotton. It is advisable for the head mistress herself to provide the print for these lessons, because she would choose the quality best suited to her purpose, and if any school cannot afford the trifling outlay the children willingly repay it. Preparations for the Lesson.--The teacher, showing them some excellent specimens, leads her class to notice the following points, which distinguish this from calico patching: --1. A print patch is let into the hole. 2. The raw edges are turned down to the depth of half an inch. 3. The patch is sewn in either on the right or more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970926
  • 9781236970923