This section is from the book "Arts & Crafts Magazine Vol1-2", by Hutchinson & Company.
For a luncheon cloth of fine linen with hemstitched border, the first of these designs would make a charming decoration. A useful size is 20 inches square. Two threads of filofloss should be used for the embroidery, three shades of green for the leaves and stems, one strawberry red for the fruit, white and faintest pink for the flowers, with a yellow for the stamens and the seed specks on the fruit. The upright arrangement might be used for a tea-table cloth of fine white linen with a medallion of lace at each corner. The smaller pattern might be worked in fine chain stitch to imitate the old tambour work, and in the same sort of shades as those suggested for No, 1 ofl these designs- It would also be found very useful as a chess trimming either on linen or narrow silk ribbon. The tambour style of embroidery on ribbon is charming and adaptable to many present day uses. For this a very fine and tightly twisted silk is necessary.
Yoke for Child's Dress in Coloured Silk Patchwork applique.
Designed by R. A. Dawson (Municipal Technical Institute, Belfast).
Executed by Amelia G. Dawson.
Nasturtium Design. (See Supplement B.) Repeated the desired number of times, this would make a cushion cover, or it might be arranged for a table-cloth border. For either purpose a dull, soft green or a warm cream Roman satin would form the best background for the gorgeous hues of the flower. Twisted floss in flame and orange shades must be subtly blended in the working, the inner markings of the flowers being in red so dark as to be almost black. The greens for the leaves, also in twisted floss, should be rich and bright, the markings of the leaves being in a darker shade. As a curtain border, with the flowers appliqued in orange velvet, and the leaves coarsely worked in tapestry worsted, this design will afford very harmonious results.