A few nice Design Gift Ideas images I found:
Image from page 471 of “Things worth doing and how to do them” (1906)
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Title: Things worth doing and how to do them
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Beard, Lina Beard, Adelia B. (Adelia Belle), 1857-1920, joint author
Subjects: Amusements Games
Publisher: New York, Scribner’s
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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ow and black. Curtains mayalso be made of denim, crash, burlap and a number of othermaterials. The simplest way to 428 Things for Home, Gift Days, and Fairs Make Your Stencil if you have no especial ideas of your own to carry out, will beto select a graceful embroidery pattern or one intended for decora-tive painting and adapt it to your use. With a little practice thisbecomes quite easy. The principal things to remember are thata good stencil design should be simple, bold and conventional;the unbroken lines must not be too long nor the spaces to* be cutout too narrow, between the cut-out parts there must be spacewide enough to hold firmly. It is also necessary to break thelines once in a while with little bridges. Suppose we take the pattern (Fig. 633). To make it into A Design for Stencilling we must cut off connections and separate it into many parts, atthe same time keeping the effect of the long curves. Beginningwith the flower we will separate the petals and calyx (A, Fig. 633,.
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Fig. 633.—Design for outline embroidery. and A, Fig. 634), and widen the stem (B, Fig. 633, and B, Fig.634). Instead of continuing the curve we will break it at C andD, with two little bridges. This divides the stem into three parts,and, to give variety and interest to an otherwise monotonousline, we will widen the first and second parts of the stem at the Stencil Painting and Stencils 429 lower ends, curving the wide end inward and rounding the endof the next section to give the idea of its fitting the joint. Thesuggestion of the various parts fitting together in stencil design-ing is the means of carrying the eye over necessary bridges orintervening spaces and conveying the impression of continuouslines. The third section of the stem, where it disappears underthe flower in Fig. 633, we will bring to a point in Fig. 634 toindicate its vanishing behind the flower. The buds which fill Fig. 634.—This is adapted from an outline embroidery design. in the curve of this stem in Fig. 633
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