Canvas (coarse) eighteen threads to the inch. Work in cross stitch with double wool. This is proper for a foot-stool, sofa-pillow, etc.

Canvas (very coarse) ten threads to the inch. Work in cross stitch, over one thread, with single wool. If used for grounding, work in two threads. This will accelerate the work, and look equally well.

Silk Leaves

If no grounding is required, work in tent stitch. The pattern should be large in proportion to the fineness of the material. The finer the canvas, the larger the pattern Color. - An attention to shade is of the utmost consequence; as on this, in an eminent degree, depends the perfection of the work. The shades must be so chosen, as to blend into each other, or all harmony of coloring will be destroyed. The canvas must be more distinct in tent stitch than in cross stitch, or rather more strongly contrasted, especially in the dark shades of flowers: without attention to this point, a good resemblance of nature cannot be obtained.

Wool, (English and German) white, black, and various colors. - Two, three, four, five, or six shades of each color, as the nature of the work may require. The same observation applies to silk and cotton, in cases where those materials are used. Split wool, for mosaic work.

Silk. Split silk. Floss. Half twist. Deckers. China silk. Fine purse silk.

Cotton, of various kinds.

Gold twist. Silver thread. Chenille.

Beads. Thick and transparent gold. Bright and burnt steel. Silver plated, etc.

Perforated cards.

Canvas, called bolting, for bead work.

Scale Of Canvases.

English Canvas.

French Canvas.

Canv-

Cross

Tent

Canvas

Cross

Tent

Canvas

Cross

Tent

us No.

stitch.

stitch.

Number.

stitch.

stitch.

Number

stitch.

stitch

16

41/3

9

40

11

22

10

6 1/2

13

18

5

10

42

11 1/2

23

12

7 1/2

15

20

51/2

11

45

12 1/2

25

14

8 1/2

17

22

6

12

48

13

26

16

9 1/2

19

24

61/2

13

50

14

28

18

10

20

26

7

14

55

15

30

19

11

22

28

7 1/3

15

60

17

34

20

12

24

30

8

16

22

13

26

32

9

18

Silk

24

14

28

34

91/2

19

Canvas

14

28

26

36

10

20

30

15

30

38

101/3

21

40

16

32

Materials For Embroidery

Silk, satin, velvet, and cloth.