A new idea for curtains has just been developed by a another clever craft-worker. Geometrical designs are drawn on the material, which may either be burlap, or monk's cloth, or any heavy cotton material. It fact, it is not necessary that it should be cotton, as this design would look especially well on inexpensive grey blankets. This kind of bead decoration is peculiarly well adapted for ornamenting a portiere, but it is also very effective when it is employed for curtains.
The drapery illustrated is made of green cotton cloth, of a heavy quality, with a white design. It is formed by beads and darning cotton. The pattern is first darned with the white cotton, then the beads are sewn on to the material, and the darning continued to form a kind of decorative shadow to each figure. The border is done in exactly the same way, but purposely with more symmetry. The idea can be developed according to the taste of the worker. Yellow beads on brown, pale green beads on green, or blue beads on green, would any of them be effective. It is delightful work to do, as it goes quickly, and then of course it has the charm of novelty.
Showing How Hangings May Be Beautified By Pratt Point. The Colouring Is Exquisitely Soft.