Title: Our homes and their adornments;
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Authors: Varney, Almon Clother, 1849- [from old catalog]
Subjects: Home economics Interior decoration
Publisher: Detroit, Mich., J. C. Chilton & co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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figures, such as the veinsof leaves, are worked in stem stitch; and small leaves, stems,etc., outside the figures, are worked in embroidery stitches orherring-bone stitch. The paper of the pattern is then tornaway, which is facilitated by slightly moistening it, and thedesign remains on the foundation. The work is rapidly andeasily done, and when the newer and more tasty designs areused, the effect is remarkably good. Drawn Woi^k—Consists in drawing out the threads oflinen and working in patterns with fancy stitches. It isvery popular, and elaborate designs are now made by thismethod, although the work is very trying to the eyes. Embroidery Frames—Are made something after thefashion of quilting frames. Care must be taken to stretchthe material firmly and evenly. 16 Dl^AWN AND I^IBBON ^01^^- AN ANCIENT ART REVIVED.—THE SECRET OF OLD MONAS-TERIES.—EXPLICIT DIRECTIONS FOR DRAWN WORK.—ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE LATESTDESIGNS.—THE USE OF COLORED SILKS IN.TIIIS WORK.
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HE art of makiug drawn-work is by no meansrecent. In Europe it was known for cen-turies by monks only, and was given to theworld after the breaking up of the monasteries,when ladies of the highest rank eagerljacquired the iirt. In its simplest form drawn work consistsin drawing out threads of the fabric andworking in ])ntterns with fancy stitches, thesimplest form being Tkk IIem-Stitcii. It is made by hrst turning the hem the desired width,to mark the line in the body of the goods where the fii-sttiiread should be drawn. A number of threads are then 1242] OUR HOMES AND THEIR ADORNMENTS. 243 drawn out, more or less in proportion to the fineness of thecloth, and the hem is turned to the outer edge of the drawnspace and carefully basted down.
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