Miss Perrott's suggestions for working this design are as follows: - It would look well if worked on a dark cloth ground, the leaves in rather light green, the under part of the flower in crimson velvet, and the three broad top petals in gold-coloured silk. The whole pattern should be outlined in brown cord. All the separate parts of the design which are in different colours must be traced on to the silk, cut out, and sewn on to the background before the cord is put on. The whole pattern should be traced on to the background, so as to get the different parts in the right place.

Circular Panel (Page 245).

Gesso Work

The lower portion of the foliage and bodies of the birds should be built up with a little cotton wool mixed with the composition. Finish the gesso work smooth, and carve out the feather effects and other markings.