In sending forth the third edition of the "Sewing Course" the author would urge anew upon all sewing teachers their need of knowing the general work of the grades or high schools in which they are teaching, and the home conditions of the pupils, that they may plan their courses of work for actual service. The educational world is waking up to the fact that the Household Arts may be of great value in the school. The well-trained teacher has brought this about by the correlation she has made between the general academic work, the art, and the handicraft courses. A series of set models may serve a useful purpose in quickly giving accurate ideas to teachers, but they have no place in school work. The logical development of the stitches is an insignificant aim in comparison with the logical development of the child. This book for teachers suggests many worth while articles which may be used in teaching the subject in the schools.
Mary Schenck Woolman, Professor of Domestic Art, Teachers College and Director of the Manhattan Trade School for Girls. New York, May 23, 1905.