Educational Needlecraft

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1911 - 136 páginas
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Página 2 - Beauty must come back to the useful arts, and the distinction between the fine and the useful arts be forgotten. If history were truly told, if life were nobly spent, it would be no longer easy or possible to distinguish the one from the other. In nature, all is useful, all is beautiful.
Página v - PREFACE THIS book represents the first conscious and serious effort to take Needlecraft from its humble place as the Cinderella of Manual arts, and to show how it may become a means of general and even of higher education.
Página 15 - The fact is, that, of all God's gifts to the sight of man, colour is the holiest, the most divine, the most solemn. We speak rashly of gay colour, and sad colour, for colour cannot at once be good and gay. All good colour is in some degree pensive, the loveliest is melancholy, and the purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
Página iii - NEEDLECRAFT BY MARGARET SWANSON AND ANN MACBETH INSTRUCTRESSES AT THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART WITH A PREFACE BY MARGARET McMILLAN WITH 6 COLO UK ED PLATES AND NUMJEKOCS OThEK ILLUSTRATIONS LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
Página vi - At every point the joint authors take the main events of growth into account, following the lines of natural development with a new and bold faith, and often in spite of tradition.
Página 88 - Hold the thread down about one inch from where it comes out with the left thumb. Place the needle vertically close above the thread and bring it out again through the loop immediately below the thread, thus forming a knot — the knots to be placed from i to i inch apart, according to the thickness of the thread used.
Página 1 - ... the imagination of the child is stirred and curiosity plays freely. Without curiosity, no conjecture is possible— a point to be noted from the start in all experimental work. The boy or girl who uses material and needle freely in independent design...
Página viii - In the hands of the real artists the common fabrics as well as the common duties take on a new beauty.
Página 89 - I43' material horizontally from right to left, coming out below the commencement of the first stitch. The thread is then taken upwards diagonally rather above the end of the first diagonal stitch, making a slightly less sloping stitch than the first and in the opposite direction.
Página 92 - This is merely top sewing laid out flat and the stitches set close together. It is perhaps the most commonly used stitch in embroidery, and is suited for practically all materials...

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