This section is from the book "Arts & Crafts Magazine Vol1-2", by Hutchinson & Company.
A. P. S., Torquay. - (1) Designs intended for wall paper, to be of practical value, should be drawn and coloured upon paper which in size is the exact "count" or dimensions of the special factory where they are to be offered. Distemper powder colours are used, mixed with gum and water. The smallest number of colours possible to give a plastic, harmonious effect to the design should be used. Detail or drawing paper should be used, and it should be stretched upon a drawing hoard before the colours are applied. (2) For designs for oilcloth, the same observance of "count" is necessary. Plain paper is used, and, also, squared or lined paper. The latter is necessary in case of the so-called pin oil cloth.