This section is from the book "Arts & Crafts Magazine Vol1-2", by Hutchinson & Company.
(See No. 16 in the Supplement.)
This is especially suitable for an embn lidered table centre or sofa pillow. It may be worked upon linen, natural-coloured or of the palest green, delicate white cambric, rich cream-coloured brocade, or Roman satin of a thin and supple make. For the linen scheme the roses may be cut out in pink linen, and button-holed to the ground. Four or five shades of twisted floss will be needed - the deeper tints for the heart of the rose, and paler for the wider opened petals. The curl or turnover must always be worked in satin-stitch to give it the requisite distinction. Stem and leaves may be in crewel worsted, four or live shades of roseleaf green for the leaves, two of brownish-green for the stems, and a very dull red for the thorns. The stem-colour should be carried on for the buds with a touch of pink inside and of the leaf-green at the tips. The leaf workings may be worked over in satin-stitch, with stem-stitch of the dull red between. A more elaborate method would be to embroider the whole in filo-floss on satin or brocade; five or six shades of silk would be needed for the roses. "William Allan Richardsons," shading from cream to deep orange, give a lovely scheme of colour, and excellent practice in blending the shades from light at the tips to dark at the base of the petal, and in turning over the edges to make the natural curve. The leaves should be shaded from light to dark, the lines on the leaves and thorns being red, as in the coarser scheme. M. H. B.
Detail of the Embroidered Peacock shown on the opposite page.