This section is from the book "Text-Book On Domestic Art", by Carrie Crane Ingalls. Also available from Amazon: Textbook On Domestic Art: With Illustrations And Drafts.
1. What is hemstitching, and when used?
2. What is embroidery, and when do we first hear of it?
3. What are the differences between plain, embroidery and lace stitches?
4. How are embroidery stitches started, and which direction worked?
5. What are the outline stitches? The ornamental?
6. What are the filling and solid stitches called, and how used?
7. How does the embroidery buttonhole differ from the tailor's?
8. What are the knot stitches, and how applied?
9. What is eyelet embroidery?
10. What is couching?
11. How is the satin stitch worked? Illustrate direction of stitches on a flower with 4 petals, - one of them bent over, showing turned-over part.
12. What is cut work?
13. What is drawn work?
14. What is applique?
15. When are embroidery hoops used?
16. What is filo silk and how used?
17. How is white embroidery washed and ironed? Colored?
18. What are the lace stitches, and how related to the embroidery ones?
19. How is battenburg basted? Illustrate in a pointed and round design.
20. What is the net stitch? Illustrate method of work.
21. What kind of thread is used for batten-burg braid?
22. How are wheels made, and in what shaped spaces?
23. How do spiders' webs differ from wheels and when used?
25. Make an illustration with 10 different lace stitches for various shaped spaces.
24. What are picots?
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