Materials: Unbleached muslin 5" x 8" stamped with the three basting stitches, No. 1, page 67; colored thread No. 50; needle No. 6.

Make pupils perfectly familiar with the name and use of this stitch. See description of "Stitches Used in Plain Sewing," page 66.

Beginning at the right hand follow the lines of the design with the thread, placing the knots over the dots on the right hand side and fastening over the dots at the left. Under each stamped row of stitches put in one, two, three or more rows, depending upon the rapidity with which each individual works. This will help to keep the class uniform.