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Handicraft for Girls by Idabelle McGlauflin

HANDICRAFT FOR GIRLS

A TENTATIVE COURSE

IN

NEEDLEWORK, BASKETRY, DESIGNING, PAPER AND CARD-BOARD CONSTRUCTION, TEXTILE FIBERS AND FABRICS AND HOME DECORATION AND CARE

DESIGNED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND HOMES

_Prepared by_

IDABELLE MCGLAUFLIN

_Supervisor of the Girls' Handwork in the Denver Public Schools_

[Illustration]

Published by THE MANUAL ARTS PRESS PEORIA, ILLINOIS

COPYRIGHT IDABELLE MCGLAUFLIN 1910

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

The exercises in this five-year course are based upon an estimated time of one hour per week in the first two years, and one and one-half hours in the last three, the school year consisting of thirty-eight weeks.

All materials, with the exception of that used for the full-sized garments and some of the Christmas gifts, are supposed to be furnished by the Board of Education. In many instances the pupils are allowed the privilege of supplying themselves with a better grade of material if they wish. In every case a substitute is given for the full-sized garment if the home cannot furnish the material. All supplies can be purchased by the class collectively or individually, if the Board of Education so desires.

Every exercise in handicraft should embody an educational principle, making sure the training of the judgment, the eye, or the memory, and tending to develop skill, patience, accuracy, perseverance, dexterity or artistic appreciation.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.--SUGGESTIONS TO TEACHERS 7 General Directions for Pupils of Sewing Classes. Drills for Beginners.

CHAPTER II--COURSE OF INSTRUCTION 11 First Year--Third Grade. Detailed Description of Exercises.

CHAPTER III.--COURSE OF INSTRUCTION 19 Second Year--Fourth Grade. Detailed Description of Exercises.

CHAPTER IV.--COURSE OF INSTRUCTION 28 Third Year--Fifth Grade. Detailed Description of Exercises.

CHAPTER V.--COURSE OF INSTRUCTION 39 Fourth Year--Sixth Grade. Detailed Description of Exercises.

CHAPTER VI.--COURSE OF INSTRUCTION 50 Fifth Year--Seventh Grade. Detailed Description of Exercises.

CHAPTER VII.--DESCRIPTION OF STITCHES 62 Stitches Used in Plain Sewing. Ornamental Stitches. Miscellaneous.

CHAPTER VIII.--TEXTILE FIBERS AND FABRICS 90 Silk. Cotton. Flax. Wool.

CHAPTER IX.--DRESS AND ITS RELATION TO ART 98

CHAPTER X.--PAPER, CLOTH AND CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTION 101


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