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by Grace Christie
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Cotton, 49

Couching, 164

Couching gold, ancient method of, 238

Couching gold, usual method, 250

Coverlet, quilted Sicilian (Plate III.), 358

Crewel work, 103

Curtain, XVIIth century (Plate VIII.), 361

Curtain, XVIIth century wool-work (Plate VII.), 361

Cutwork, 213, 221

Darned netting, 210

Darning, 196

Darning, pattern, 197

Design, 30, 51

Design for tapestry, 311

Designing, pattern, 51

Directions, practical, 292

Drawn thread work, 213

Dressing the coat-stave, 333

Egyptian weaving (Plate XIV.), 364

Emblems, 270

Embroidery frame used as a loom, 323

Embroidery, washing, 297

Embroidery with gold and silver threads, 229

Figure work, 69

Fine drawing, 346

Flax threads, 49

Foliage, detail of (Plate VI.), 360

Frames, embroidery, 35

Frame work, 301

Fringes, 280

Garniture of work, the, 271

Gold and silver threads, embroidery with, 229

Gold thread embroidery, 229

Heraldry, 268

Inlaid work, 180

Interlocking stitch, 347

Knife, 43

Knots, 118, 286

Knotted cord, 277

Knotted thread, 119

Laid work, 168

Lettering, 259

Lettering, cutwork, XVIIth century (Plate IX.), 362

Linen, 47

Loom, 315

Madeira work, 222

Marking, 262

Materials, 44

Materials and appliances for tapestry weaving, 315

Materials for gold work, 233

Methods of work, 164

Monograms, 259

Needles, 35, 322

Objects to work, 31, 314

Open-work fillings, 201

Opus plumarium, 101

Orphrey, XVth century (Plate V.), 359

Past work, study of, 28, 53

Paste, embroidery, 295

Patch work, 183

Pattern darning, 197

Pattern designing, 51

Pattern tracing, 328

Patterns, transference of, 42, 292

Persian embroidery (Plate XI.), 363

Petit point pictures, 149

Picots, 143

Piercer, 43

Practical directions, 292

Precious stones, 50

Pricker, 42

Puckered work, cure of, 298

Purls, 256

Quilting, 189

Raised gold work, 253

Raised work, 192

Sampler, embroidered (Plate X.), 362

Samplers, 148

Satin, 48

Scissors, 35

Shading, 68, 348

Silk, 48, 327

Silk threads, 49

Silver and gold threads, embroidery with, 229

Spindle, 43

Stands, embroidery frame, 37

Stitches, 75

Stitch, back, 107

Stitch, basket, 131

Stitch, braid, 88

Stitch, bullion, 121

Stitch, buttonhole, 107

Stitch, cable chain, 90

Stitch, chain, 77

Stitch, chequered chain, 84

Stitch, Cretan, 134

Stitch, cross, 152

Stitch, double back stitch, 127

Stitch, feather stitch, 129

Stitch, fishbone, 131

Stitch, French knot, 120

Stitch, Gobelin, 154

Stitch, herring-bone, 126

Stitch, Holbein, 159

Stitch, insertion, various, 139

Stitch, interlocking, 347

Stitch, Irish, 155

Stitch, knot, 124

Stitch, knotted chain, 92

Stitch, long and short, 99

Stitch, open chain, 86

Stitch, overcast, 106

Stitch, plait, 156

Stitch, rococo, 162

Stitch, rope, 86

Stitch, Roumanian, 136

Stitch, satin, 95

Stitch, split, 94

Stitch, stem, 101

Stitch, stroke, 159

Stitch, tailor's buttonhole, 109

Stitch, tambour, 77

Stitch, tent, 153

Stitch, twisted chain, 85

Stitch, two-sided Italian, 156

Stitch, zigzag chain, 83

Tablecloth, embroidered (Plate XII.), 364

Tambour frame, 39

Tapestry bag (Plate XVI.), 365

Tapestry, example (Plate XV.), 366

Tapestry weaving, introduction to, 307

Tassels, 283

Tarnish of gold and silver threads, 237

Thimbles, 35

Threads, 49, 299, 327

Threads, gold and silver, 229

Tools, 34

Tools for tapestry weaving, 315

Tracing patterns, 42, 328

Tracing patterns on warp, 336

Transferring patterns, methods of, 292

Transferring patterns, requisites for, 42

Velvet, 48

Warp, 326

Warping the loom, 328

Washing embroidery, 297

Weaving, 339

Weaving, Egyptian (Plate XIV.), 364

Weaving, tapestry, 305

Work, garniture of, 271

Work, methods of, 164

Work, preparations for, 328

Work, protection and preservation of, 292

Wools, 49, 327

Printed by BALLANTYNE, HANSON & CO. Edinburgh & London



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EMBROIDERY MATERIALS

GEORGE KENNING & SON, GOLDSMITHS, GOLD LACEMEN, AND EMBROIDERERS, are the actual manufacturers of all materials that are best for Embroidery of any and every description.



The following are a few articles from the great variety they manufacture: Threads, Tambours, Braids, Laces, and Cords in Gold, Silver, Tinsel, and Aluminium; also Spangles, Sequins, Ornaments, and Beads of every possible variety.

Please insist on your Draper or Fancy Warehouseman supplying only materials manufactured by GEORGE KENNING & SON.

MANUFACTORY: 1/4 LITTLE BRITAIN, E.C.

And at Liverpool, Glasgow, and Manchester.

RIBBON WEAVING FACTORY, COVENTRY

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J. MAYGROVE & CO. LTD.

MILLSWAREHOUSE— ST. ALBANS. 51 ALDERSGATE STREET, LONDON, E.C.

Manufacturers of Silks for Weaving and Embroidery.

For REALLY RELIABLE BOILING and UNFADING DYES.

MAYGROVE'S DUCHESSE FLOSS.

MAYGROVE'S TWISTED EMBROIDERY.

MAYGROVE'S FILOSELLE, &c.

UNEQUALLED FOR LUSTRE, PERMANENCE, AND ARTISTIC GRADUATIONS OF COLOUR.

READY FOR USE.

FOR WEAVING.

CHINA TRAM 1000 Shades. TUSSAH TRAM AND ORGANZINE 500 Shades. ORIENTAL FLOCHE 500 Shades. WORSTED YARNS—COTTON YARNS.

STOCKED READY FOR DYEING.

Organzines, Sewings, Flosses, Twists, and SPUN SILKS. WORSTED Cords, Genappes, Mohairs, &c. &c.

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PLASTER CASTS

LETTERING FOR LETTER CUTTERS BY A. E. R. GILL

Plaster Casts of the Stones shown on the Collotype Plates, numbers 13, 14, and 15, in the Portfolio, "Manuscript and Inscription Letters," by Edward Johnston, price 3s. 6d. net, are obtainable from the Publisher, or direct from Messrs. C. SMITH & SONS, Moulders, 15 Kentish Town Road, London, N.W., at the following prices:—

Roman Capital Letters (Incised). } "Lower-case" Italics, &c. (Incised). } 12s. net per set of three. "Raised" Letters, Capitals, &c. }

PACKED—DELIVERED FREE IN LONDON—CARRIAGE FORWARD FOR COUNTRY

These Casts being facsimiles of the actual stones make the best kind of models for Letter Cutters and Sculptors, and all who have to do with Inscriptions. Being small, they are easily handled.

The Portfolio, "Manuscript and Inscription Letters," by Edward Johnston, is intended as a working supplement to his handbook, "Writing and Illuminating, and Lettering," price 6s. 6d. net. It contains 16 plates in all, measuring 9-7/8 x 12-3/8 inches, with full descriptions and notes.

JOHN HOGG, Publisher, 13 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON, E.C.

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ROBERT S. RONALD

Decorator and Upholsterer



Loom Maker to the Royal School of Art, South Kensington

Table or Pedestal Looms to Order

Prices on Application

Office and Works— ST. ANN'S HILL, WANDSWORTH, LONDON, S.W.

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THE ARTISTIC CRAFTS SERIES

BOOKBINDING AND THE CARE OF BOOKS. By DOUGLAS COCKERELL. Third Edition. 122 Drawings by NOEL ROOKE. 8 Pages Collotype Reproductions. 352 pp. 5s. net.

EXTRACT FROM The Times.

"... A capital proof of the reasoned thoroughness in workmanship, which is the first article in the creed of those who ... are attempting to carry into practice the industrial teaching of Ruskin and William Morris."

SILVERWORK AND JEWELLERY. By H. WILSON. Second Edition. 280 Diagrams by the Author. 32 Pages of Collotype Reproductions. 500 pp. 6s. 6d. net.

Containing special chapters, fully illustrated, based on demonstrations and with notes by Professor UNNO BISEI and Professor T. KOBAYASHI, of the Imperial Fine Art College at Tokyo, giving the traditional method of Casting, Damascening, Incrustation, Inlaying, Engraving, and Metal Colouring still practised in Japan, also on Niello, the Making of Boxes and Card Cases, with chapters on Egyptian and Oriental methods of work.

WOODCARVING: DESIGN AND WORKMANSHIP. By GEORGE JACK. 79 Drawings by the Author. 16 Pages of Collotype Reproductions. 320 pp. 5s. net.

EXTRACT FROM The Builders' Journal.

"Undoubtedly the best guide to Woodcarving extant.... A practical work, written with clearness and literary power by a practical man ... of great artistic talent.... The illustrations are excellent."

STAINED GLASS WORK. By C. W. WHALL. 73 Diagrams by Two of His Apprentices. 16 Pages of Collotype Reproductions. 392 pp. 5s. net.

EXTRACT FROM The Scotsman.

"It provides an exposition at once instructive and interesting of the workshop practice of the craft ... of Stained Glass, animated throughout by an encouraging and cheerful sense of the dignity and the elevating influence of such an occupation."

EMBROIDERY AND TAPESTRY WEAVING. By Mrs. A. H. CHRISTIE. 178 Diagrams and Illustrations by the Author. 16 Pages of Collotype Reproductions. 320 pp. 6s. net. (Third Edition.)

EXTRACT FROM The Pall Mall Gazette.

"Mrs. Christie has performed her task to admiration, ... and her lucid explanations of various kinds of stitches ... should be of value to all workers at embroidery or tapestry weaving and to novices anxious to learn."

WRITING AND ILLUMINATING, AND LETTERING. By EDWARD JOHNSTON. 227 Illustrations and Diagrams by the Author and NOEL ROOKE. 8 Pages of Examples in Red and Black. 24 Pages of Collotype Reproductions. 512 pp. (Fifth Edition.)

EXTRACT FROM The Athenaeum.

"... This book belongs to that extremely rare class in which every line bears the impress of complete mastery of the subject. We congratulate Mr. Johnston on having produced a work at once original and complete."

HAND-LOOM WEAVING. By LUTHER HOOPER. 125 Drawings by the Author and NOEL ROOKE. Coloured and Collotype Reproductions. 368 pp. 6s. net.

EXTRACT FROM The Morning Post.

"... Every phase and process in weaving is described with so clear and careful an exactitude, that, helped as the text is by the Author's sketches and diagrams, the reader should have no difficulty in conquering with its aid the rudiments of the craft."

PORTFOLIOS (in the Series) already issued.

SCHOOL COPIES AND EXAMPLES. Selected by W. R. LETHABY and A. H. CHRISTIE. 12 Drawing Copies (1 in colours), with Descriptive Letterpress. 3s. 6d. net.

MANUSCRIPT AND INSCRIPTION LETTERS. For Schools and Classes and the Use of Craftsmen. By EDWARD JOHNSTON. With 5 Plates by A. E. R. GILL, 16 Plates in all. Full Notes and Descriptions by the Author. 3s. 6d. net. (Second Edition.)

NEW VOLUME IN THE PRESS

HERALDRY FOR CRAFTSMEN AND DESIGNERS

BY

W. H. ST. JOHN HOPE, M.A.

Further Volumes and Portfolios in preparation.

ON WORKMANSHIP

A LECTURE BY H. WILSON

AUTHOR OF "SILVERWORK AND JEWELLERY"

1s. 6d. net

JOHN HOGG, 13 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON

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