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Handicraft for Girls A Tentative Course in Needlework, Basketry, Designing, Paper and Cardboard Construction, Textile Fibers and Fabrics and Home Decoration and Care   By:

Handicraft for Girls A Tentative Course in Needlework, Basketry, Designing, Paper and Cardboard Construction, Textile Fibers and Fabrics and Home Decoration and Care by Idabelle McGlauflin

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[Transcriber's Note: Bold face type is surrounded by =equal signs= and italic type by underscores .]

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

CHAPTER XI. HOME FURNISHING, DECORATION AND CARE 112

CHAPTER XII. BASKETRY 114 General Directions for making the Coil Basket. The Sewed Baskets.

CHAPTER I.

SUGGESTIONS TO TEACHERS.

The teacher's preparation for the lesson consists in doing each exercise before presenting the lesson to the class. It will take some of your time to do so, but it will save hours of time and much worry in the end, and you will thus discover how best to present the difficult points of the lesson. A well finished piece gives to the child a complete mental picture of what she is undertaking, and acts as an inspiration; she will work quicker, easier, and better because of it. This impulse and a clear demonstration of the method of doing, will enable her to work far more independently of the teacher than would otherwise be possible, and will give more satisfactory results.

What are designated as "electives" in this book are designed to meet the needs of classes or individuals doing the work a second time or of teachers who find the regular work too difficult.

Large classes can be handled with less wasted energy by dividing the class into groups that are doing the same work... Continue reading book >>




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