Handicraft for Girls

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,983 / 101 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 964
Added to site: 2011.06.08
mnybks.net#: 30106
Origin: gutenberg.org

The supervisor of the Girls' Handwork in the Denver Public Schools - Idabelle McGlauflin - is the woman behind this "Tentative Course in Needlework, Basketry, Designing, Paper and Cardboard Construction, Textile Fibers and Fabrics and Home Decoration and Care."

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ch fold on the long side of both pieces. Baste the folded edges together and overhand.

EXERCISE NO. 7--RUNNING.[5]

Materials: Running design No. 3, page 12, 6" x 8"; colored thread No. 50; needle No. 7.

Follow the lines of the design with the running stitch.

EXERCISE NO. 8--HEMMING--PAPER FOLDING FOR A HEM.[7]

Materials: Paper 4-1/2" x 7".

Fold the long way of the paper. First fold of the hem, one-fourth of an inch. Turn half an inch hem on one side and an inch hem on the other. Have each child cut from a card a gauge for measuring the hems and insist that the hems be turned evenly.

Teach the hemming stitch on the Practice Piece with colored thread. Trim the edge neatly, fold the hem accurately and baste in place. Bad habits, that are hard to correct later, can so easily be formed in making this stitch that I wish to caution teachers in regard to the position of the needle in relation to the hem, the amount of cloth taken on the needle and the

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