Raphia and Reed Weaving: Including Also Cardboard and Paper Construction; a Practical Course for Primary and Elementary Schools

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M. Bradley Company, 1901 - Basket making - 132 pages
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Page 123 - FIGURE 5. method, however, works well with species of large ants : Pieces of colored sewing-silk were split into their component strands. One or, if different colors were to be combined, two or more of these were tied with a single knot into a loop. The legs of the insect were then grasped by the thumb and forefinger of the left hand, while with the right hand the loop was slipped over the abdomen, adjusted immediately back of the last pair of legs, and fastened by completing a square knot, care...
Page 1 - I am glad a task to me is given, To labor at day by day; For it brings me health, and strength, and hope. And I cheerfully learn to say,— ' Head you may think, Heart you may feel, But Hand you shall work alway!
Page 134 - THIS BOOK IS DUE ON THE LAST DATE STAMPED BELOW 14 DAY USE RETURN TO DESK FROM WHICH BORROWED LOAN DEPT. This book is due on the last date stamped below, or on the date to which renewed.
Page 63 - The educational value of this form of manual training can not be overestimated. First, it is pleasing to the child, and thus the desire to create is stimulated and the inventive faculties cultivated. Symmetry, form and proportion are taught } and both hand and eye trained to accuracy, while the observing faculties are aroused to notice designs and shapes in various manufactured articles.
Page 112 - With a strand of raphia, begin at 1 and weave over 1, under 2, over 3, under 4, over 5, under 6, over 7, and here change and pass under two slats (Nos.
Page 3 - Teacher Domestic Art, Washington Irving High School, NY This book is the outcome of many years' experience in teaching and supervising in public schools. The teaching of hand work to large classes is often a difficult problem, and the solution lies in the proper method of conducting the lessons. The Handicraft Book furnishes the solution, by giving clear directions illustrated by a large number of diagrams. The hand work...

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