Materials: Albatros 5"x6"; patch l 3/4"x2"; sewing silk; needle No. 7; beeswax.
See description of Cloth Darning, page 71.
Four holes, cut as follows, are to be darned on this piece of cloth:
No. 1. In the lower left hand corner one inch from the bottom and the side, cut one inch straight with the warp. Darn with split sewing silk on the wrong side.
No. 2. In the upper left hand corner, one inch from the top and side, cut one inch with the warp and one inch with the woof.
This will serve for a three-cornered tear. Darn on the right side with ravelings. Spread the stitches at the corner like the sticks of a fan.
No. 3. In the lower right-hand corner, one inch from the bottom and the side cut one inch on the bias. Darn with split sewing silk on the wrong side. Baste a small piece of glazed paper under the cut before darning.
No. 4. In the upper right-hand corner, one inch from the top and the side cut one inch across the warp. This will serve for a worn place in the cloth. Place the patch under it and baste around the edge. Darn with ravelings on the right side. Trim the edges of the patch smooth and herringbone stitch with ravelings around it.
Finish the edge of the piece with the blanket stitch.
Follow this exercise with the repairing of some article brought from home that will give a practical experience in cloth darning. Should there be any difficulty in securing these articles there are plenty of homes that will supply enough for the entire class. This must be done under the teacher's supervision.