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The Hooked Rug In Cotton
In the plan for the hooked rug in cotton the design is of the quaint old-fashioned kind, suggestive of the Colonial times and suitable for a bedroom furnished in that style.
The Hooked Rug In Wool
The design for the hooked rug in wool is called the Tea Chest Pattern because it was suggested by the design on an old Chinese tea chest.
The Needle Woven Rug
The needle-woven rug is one of the most interesting examples of craft work, be-cause it stands between the rugs of the needle and the loom.
The Loom Or Rug Frame
This primitive loom or frame is exactly like the frame used in making the hooked rug; the proportions only are different.
The Colonial Rag Rug
It is being manufactured by commercial rug houses on a basis which defies all competition from the maker of rugs on a hand loom.
Rugs - Some Applications
For instance, by knowing how to stencil the burlap foundation in the chapter on the hooked rug, one can make all manner of attractive and useful couch covers, cushion covers, and curtains.
New Methods Of Stencil Making
The making of stencils would be an easy matter were it not for the difficulty of getting good and original designs, and in carrying them out through the medium of a heavy stencil paper.
The Tufted Counterpane
The tufted counterpane of today like most modern handicraft is a Colonial survival and has a historical as well as an artistic interest.
Old Time Lights
Most of us know little of old-time industries and nothing perhaps at all of old-time methods of lighting or of candle-making.
Batik Making And Other Methods Of Resist Printing
The somewhat recent introduction of the Javanese and the Dutch method of wax-resist printing or batik-making is already proving a valuable addition to our established branches of handicraft.
Stenciling And Crayon Painting
STENCILING and crayon printing are so closely allied as to process and results that the writer feels they should be treated in the same chapter.
Crayon Printing
Crayon printing is a method of decorating fabrics with or without the use of a stencil. The same materials should be used as in stenciling.
Paper Pottery
It's interesting to trace the beginning of any craft, but who can say where paper pottery originated?
Hooked Rugs
It is quite possible that hooked rugs originated in the British Isles, where English and Scottish farm houses abound with them.
Paper Mosaic
Paper mosaic, as we all know, demands the delicate skill of the expert, who has willingly given years of his life in laboring toward the perfection of his art.
Lino-Block Printing
Block printing is a method of placing permanent designs on surfaces by carving a pattern on a wood or linoleum block, inking it, and transferring it to the material being decorated.
Party Favors
Every one knows a party table is not complete without favors, but few of us recognize their importance.
Party Prizes
Of all the necessary requisites for a successful party, the proper prizes to give one's guests usually turn out to be a problem.
Fancy Costumes
The making of a fancy costume is a test for any one's ingenuity.
Mask Making
Searching for the source of the mask leads us back over a long trail into the dim ages of the past.
Table Decorations
The fun of a party starts long before the guests arrive. First, the planning of it, and then making unique favors and decorating the table.
Pottery
No definite record concerning the beginning of pottery has ever been found.
Garden Modeling
How often have you longed for an opportunity to design, plan, and build your own garden?
Batik
Batik is a Japanese word meaning "wax paint Bing."
Making And Using Your Camera
Here is a camera made entirely of cardboard, which any girl can cut and assemble within an hour at home.
Art Metal Jewelry
If we would look for the source of the jeweler and his craft, we must turn back the pages of history.
Art Metalcraft
Book ends, desk sets, ash and pin trays, boxes, candlesticks, tongs, kettles, and many other beautiful and useful objects can be made in metal.
Leathercraft
Long before the world knew the art of weaving cloth, leather was used in many ways.
The Wagnerian Aftermath - Part 1
Since that day when, a quarter of a century ago, Richard Wagner ceased to be a dynamic figure in the life of the world, the history of operatic art has been, save for a few conspicuous exceptions.
The Wagnerian Aftermath - Part 2
In that country the memory of Wagner is less imperious in its control; yet not one of its living music-makers.
A View Of Puccini
Moreover, these music-dramas had the incalculable merit, for our time and environment, of being both swift in movement and unimpeachably obvious in meaning.
Strauss' "Salome": Its Arts And Its Morals
That Richard Strauss the opera-maker is, for the present, summed up in Richard Strauss the composer of Salome.
A Perfect Music Drama
Somewhat less than a century ago William Hazlitt, whose contempt for opera as a form of art was genuine and profound, observed amiably that the Opera Muse was not a beautiful virgin.
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