Drill 1. Threading the needle with cotton. Needle No. 8; colored thread.

a. Prepare the cotton by twisting between thumb and forefinger.

b. Place the thread in the eye of the needle.

c. Draw the thread through with the right hand. Drill 2. Making the knot.

a. Hold the needle in the right hand and the end of the thread in the left.

b. Wind the thread around the forefinger once and a little over, and twist the threads together by rubbing the finger down the side of the thumb. Do not accept careless knots.

Drill 3. Use of the thimble.

a. Push the needle with the thimble.

b. Push the needle back with the finger of the left hand. Never allow a pupil to sew without a thimble.

Drill 4. Threading the yarn needle.

a. Prepare the yarn by loosening the end with the needle.

b. Place the yarn over the point of the needle and draw into a smooth loop.

c. Draw the needle out and thread into the loop.

Needles No. 10 will carry......

thread No. 100

90

80

Needles No. 9 will carry......

thread No. 90

80

70

60

Needles No. 8 will carry......

thread No. 70

60

50

40

Needles No. 7 will carry......

thread No. 50

40

30

20

Needles No. 6 will carry......

thread No. 20

10

Needles No. 5 will carry......

Linen thread - Luster cotton.