Instruction Paper with Examination Questions: Embnroidery Stitches, Part I
20th century
5.875 in WIDE x .125 in DEEP
(14.92 cm WIDE x .32 cm DEEP)
Gift of Barbara G. Anderson

Periodical/pamphlet from the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, Inc., Scranton, PA, "Embroidery Stitches, Part I" by Mary Brooks Picken, has a motled gray paper cover, white pages and is printed in black ink. It is well illustrated (as are all of the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences publications. Information tells the reader how to select a needle, scissors, the appropriate thread (silk, cotton, rayon), the appropriate pattern or design, how to transfer patterns, and care for the embroidery as you work it. A large number of various embroidery stitches are clearly illustrated and described.

Many of the stitches are not common or ordinary stitches; several are not usually done in embroidery work. There's a quiz at the end of the booklet. Someone has taken the quiz in ink

Used: adult ~ female | Home schooling

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