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The Cult Of The Needle | by Flora Klickmann



Articles on embroidery, stitches, design, etc.

TitleThe Cult Of The Needle
AuthorFlora Klickmann
PublisherThe Girl's Own Paper & Woman's Magazine
Year1915
Copyright1915, The Girl's Own Paper & Woman's Magazine
AmazonThe Cult Of The Needle

Edited By Flora Klickmann, Editor of "The Girl's Own Paper & Woman's Magazine."

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-The Cult of The Needle
The little squares here shown would make attractive d'oilies, or could be used as inlets in a larger piece of work. Many of the stitches used are similar to those in Hardanger work, and workers will...
-How To Work Hungarian Embroidery
The open-work triangle used in the Diagonal D'oily. Details of the Star D'oily and the Insertion. The insertion requires a 3 1/2-inch wide strip of linen. The stars are worked as for the d'oi...
-The Making Of Fringes
AN EASILY-MADE FRINGE. Knotted fringe, one of the many revived handicrafts, is coming very-much to the fore. And no wonder - for it is one of the most graceful additions to pieces of stitchery. The...
-Decorative Use of Fringes
Wherever the embroidery suggests the craft of the loom, the fringe is absolutely the most stylish finish, for the very character of the stitchery not only seems incomplete without it, but it positivel...
-Decorative Use of Fringes. Continued
Making The Knot Hold the mesh with your right hand, tightening both the thread and the foundation loop. Grasp the mesh with your left hand and you hold it just as you hold your pen with the right han...
-How To Make A Hammock
Some girls may want to start something really useful and will like to attempt a hammock. Any strong kind of twine should be used for this, and a very big netting-needle. The hammock is netted obliquel...
-Dress Trimming In Rhodes Embroidery Or Punched Work
Collars and Cuffs would look effective in this style of work. Beautiful trimmings for dresses made of some material of an open texture can very easily be made in this popular style of fancy work. A...
-Dress Trimming In Rhodes Embroidery Or Punched Work. Continued
I saw a most interesting example of the durability of this work in the home of the late Mrs. Emma Brewer, whose name was so well known to the older readers of The Girl's Own Paper. The long corridors...
-A Crescent-Shaped Pincushion
To make this pretty pincushion, commence by following with a fine needle the line on one side of the figure with small casting sts. Then work down the other side until you come to where the first bar ...
-A Reticella Pincushion
The square pincushion is rather more difficult than the other, but even here, the great essential is care, and if the work is followed step by step, as shown in the working directions (Fig. 2), even t...
-A Cushion Cover In Baro Embroidery
It really seems nowadays as if needlework and embroidery were made so simple that most effective results can be produced with a minimum of trouble and difficulty. In the new Baro work, of which some e...
-Innishmacsaint Lace
When Queen Alexandra last visited Ireland, the women of that country, who always had a respectful liking for her, were puzzling over what offering they could make that would express in any suitable ma...
-To Work The Buttonhole Stitch
Commence at the right side of a line and work a row evenly and closely to the opposite side, make a st into the outlining cord and bring the thread back across the top of the sts to the point where yo...
-Stitches Design
The present time is the Renaissance period of Handicrafts. Never were national home-industries more fully recognised or held in higher honour than they are to-day. Needleworkers of the highest rank ar...
-Stitches Design. Continued
Hardanger Blouse Trimming This pattern can be easily copied as it contains only the simplest of Hardanger stitches. The material used is white Hardanger linen. The outlines and darning are worked in ...
-Bulgarian Embroidery
There is a great demand for Bulgarian embroidery at present, for ornamenting collars, trimming coats and bodices, as well as for trimming-hats. The Bulgarian women are famous for the embroideries with...
-Limerick "Run" Lace
Limerick Run Lace is one of the most expensive of the Irish laces. Exquisitely dainty in appearance and extremely fine in texture it requires the very best and finest of net made specially for the p...
-My Workbox
A PRETTY CORNER DESIGN. My Workbox. By the Editor. My interest in work-boxes dates back to the time when I first read The Wide Wide World, and that was well, it was the first long story book that ...
-My Workbox. Part 2
But to return to the subject of work-boxes. By the time I found out for myself what a vast amount of pleasure can be produced by a ball of crochet cotton and a hook, my old work-box was no longer in e...
-My Workbox. Part 3
Devices for holding silk when wound were more popular in the past, when silk was dear and mercerised cottons were unknown. My work-box contains both wooden and mother-of-pearl silk winders, and a litt...
-Doll Clothes
The educational value of the Doll is just beginning to be realized by the mothers and teachers of small girls; so that at last we have the making of doll's clothes included in the curriculum of certai...
-Hemstitching
For all hemstitching a number of threads, depending upon the width of openwork liked, must be drawn from the material immediately under the edge of the hem. Fig. 1. - SIMPLE HEMSTITCHING. In Fig. ...
-A Good Finish For Canvas Work
Fold canvas back as far as work is to go that there may be the firmness of double material for the long stitches. The illustration will show the working of alternate colours. Place a netting mesh of ...
-Needlepoints
Never hem or machine around the bottom of a light frock that is liable to shrink in the washing or cleaning. Fasten the hem down with French knots. These can easily be cut if the skirt needs lengtheni...
-Of Bar Oque Pearls And Gold Glass Beads
The top design shows a chain of two sizes of a beautiful amethyst bead, with small seed pearls between. These amethyst beads, like the Cat's Eyes, have two holes 011 each side, and therefore are alway...
-A Bag To Match Your Costume
In the present day a bag is no longer merely a bag, but it is a very important accessory to the well-dressed woman. The shape, style, and colour are carefully considered, with a view to suiting tin-co...
-A Handsome Lace
In the wide lace on page 72 a flower spray of braid is shown, then as a finish, a narrow insertion at each side of a strip of the net is very appropriate. Lace frilling is attached to the insertion in...
-A Pleated Net Design
Use 2 lengths of braid at the same time. Into 1st braid make 1 d c, 6 ch, 1 d c into each of the next 2 loops, turn and work 4 d c over the 6 ch, then 3 ch into 2nd braid. 1 d c, 6 ch, 1 d c into n...
-A Leaf Spray For Applique
This suggestion could be used with or without the crochet. If the latter is used it is worked as the braid is twisted in. In this case, begin a few loops from the end of the braid: 1 dc into each of 3...
-A Point With Lace Braid
This shows a light and pretty idea for a corner. Here two kinds of braid are used, and very little stitchery is required. The little loops of braid are first sewn to the edge of the net and afterward...
-Darned Huckaback
Darned Huckaback is always in good taste for towels. The work is easy to do and inexpensive, and a very small expenditure of labour suffices to produce, from a piece of huckaback and a few skeins of t...
-Cushion Finishing
We have all made cushions, and we have all finished them off in the ordinary way, with a frill or a cord, and probably we have wished we knew of some other way we could finish them for a change. There...
-Punched Embroidery
Where To Get Materials All t h e req uisites for this work can be obtained from the Broderie Russe Co., 289, Regent St., London, W. A ROUND FIVE O'CLOCK TEA CLOTH IN RHODES EMBROIDERY. They are t...
-The Mending Basket
Mending and altering are two branches of the great art of Needle-craft which no woman can afford to despise in these days of ready-made frocks and shop-bought costumes. Turnings may be insufficient, b...
-Tools For The Practical Needle Woman
Chief among the aids for the practical needlewoman, taking first rank among her valuable assistants, comes the sewing-machine. For hard wear and every-day use machine-stitching is generally much neate...
-Preventive Mending
We have heard that in China it is the custom to pay the family doctor to keep his patients in good health rather than to call him in only after illness has laid the sufferer low. Many of us applaud th...
-Mending A Child's Chemise
Half an hour spent weekly in preventive mending will often save hours of darning and patching later. At the same time, there will always be holes and tears, and it is well to learn the best methods of...
-Mending Table Linen
The damage here is chiefly of two sorts; thin places where the laundry has removed stains - always without chemicals of course !- and perhaps a little hole in the middle, and clean knife cuts. The lat...
-Using Up The Pieces
One often has nice pieces of linen or other material left over, when making, 'that might be turned to good account. The tray-cloth, shown on page 93, was made from 2 pieces of plain tea-cloth linen th...
-How Needlework Reveals Our Aims. By The Editor
At first glance it may seem strange - if one has not thought about the matter - to say that our needlework will, to some extent, reveal our aims in life. Yet it is true; and whether we know it or not,...
-How Needlework Reveals Our Aims. Continued
Those workers took a pride in their work; and while many of them did needlecraft for a livelihood, they were artists who worked for more than that mere livelihood. Their handwork stood to them for som...
-Hedebo Embroidery
Hedebo embroidery, one of the most popular forms of Danish needlework, takes its name from the stretch of heath (hede) that lies between Copenhagen (Kjoge) and Roskildein Denmark. From time immemorial...
-Boning A Bodice Lining
When making a bone-cased bodice-lining, all the bone-casings should be eased when sewing on, and sewn very strongly down each seam. Also it is much better to use a good quality Prussian bind, or galon...
-Joining The Seams Of A Skirt
When stitching up inside skirt seams, especially those to be pressed open, be very careful to see both edges are quite smooth before tacking up; nothing looks so bad as a puckered seam, with perhaps o...
-Needlework Books
The Mistress Of The Little House What she should Know and what she should Do when she has an Untrained Servant Edited by FLORA KLICKMANN Editor of The Girl's Own Paper & Woman's Magazine. The La...
-Needlework Books. Continued
Patterns For Children Baby's First Outfit .. .. 381 Baby's One-Piece Outfit .. 5158 Child's Play Bib, with Pocket. Sizes 2 and 4 years .. 1230 Magyar Short Clothing Set . .6500 Baby's Short Cl...









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