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KNITTED ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS.

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most noticeable one being a wreath of oak leaves į needful supports for the also indispensable mosquito and acorns, the centre being formed by the “bird { bars. Or there is the low bedstead, with the canopy of Jove,” finely poised, with outstretched wings. answering the same purpose. But either requires One is almost bewildered among the many beautiful drapery. styles for window curtains, now one combining grace Of the window draperies, No. 1 has a heavy arand lightness, and the next page has all the simple chitectural cornice, with a lambrequin of purple yet regal magnificence of heavy crimson draperies, velvet, from which depends a graceful fall of cords and still weightier golden fringes, loops, and tas and tassels, breaking the otherwise harsh outline. sels. A rich purple velvet lambrequin throws out The brocatelle drapery is of blue and wood colors, in fine contrast the delicate wreaths of lace em- } with a rich border of purple gimp and fringe. broidery beneath, or we come upon the fresh and In No. 2, the cornice is richly gilded of an unique many-tinted bouquets of a brocade in pale green and beautiful pattern. The lambrequin is also of a centre, on which the flowers seem to live. The varie novel shape, and more than usually graceful. It is ties of cornices and lambrequins are infinite. But of the same material as the drapery, a rich crimson of these we must confine ourselves and our descrip damask, of a shade like the finest ruby in the suntion to those Mr. Carryl has chosen to be engraved light. This is bordered by an embroidery of gimp, for our readers.

pale green, and contrasting beautifully with the rich Bed curtains are a nice question in our northern { crimson of the curtain. Cords and a heavy fringe latitude, but they become indispensable as we go of the same complete the rich effect. further south. The high posts, or frames, stand up The under curtain is of lace, with a rich pattern gaunt and ungraceful when not draped, yet are } of embroidery, and is draped from the cornice to

} the floor.

KNITTED ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS.

MICHAELMAS DAISY.

When you have made a sufficient number of pe

tals to form two or three rows, each row being made This flower may be knitted, with two stitches for rather larger than the first, you must sew them all the width of the row, but it is much quicker to work { round the little heart, and proceed to make the calyx it in a chain of crotchet; it is generally variegated, { as follows: either in two shades of red, or two shades of violet. Make a chain of twelve stitches with the crotchet The variegation is produced by working with two needle, using green wool, not split, work two rows threads of Berlin wool, one of a deep, the other of in double crotchet, increasing two stitches in the a light shade, of the same color.

second row. Sew this calyx under the petals, fasten Make a chain of simple crotchet, about a yard up the open side, and gather the stitches of the in length, then cover a piece of thin wire, as long } lower extremity, cover the stem with green split as you can conveniently manage, with one thread wool. of Berlin wool, and begin to sew this wire along one

BUD. edge of the chain, leaving about an inch of the wire

Make a small ball of any color, then take fifteen at the beginning; when you have sewn about an

or twenty bits of split wool, the same colors as used inch, cut the chain, pull the thread through the last }

for the flower, each about an inch long, tie them stitch, bring your wire round, sew half the second

tightly as a little bundle; fasten this on the top of edge, then bring round the wire that you left at the

the little ball, to which you must first fix a wire, beginning, sew it to meet the other, letting the bring down the ends of wool in alternate stripes of wires cross each other, twist them and the wool to

dark and light shades, tie all these ends round the gether tightly, to form a stalk, and turn up the two

wire, and cut them close. Wind a bit of green wool, little petals, first cutting away one of the wires close

as a very small ball, immediately under the bud, to the twist, to prevent tho stalk being too thick

then with green wool, not split, make a row of herwhen finished.

ring-bone stitches, from the little bud, to about half Wind a piece of yellow wool on the end of one of

way up the colored one. This makes a very pretty your fingers, pull it out thus doubled, and twist a

bud, looking as if just ready to bloom. bit of rather strong wire over it, twist the wire very

LEAF. tight, and make with this wool a kind of little ball,

Like that of the Heart's-ease.* which must be covered with a piece of common net (dyed yellow, if possible), tie the net as tight as pos

* Directions for knitting the Heart's-ease will be given sible over the wool. This forms the daisy.

in a future number of the "Lady's Book."

PATTERNS FOR SILK EM

BROIDERY.

forty, in scarlet Berlin wool, not split; or, better, in purse twist, rather coarse, of a bright shade.

First round.-Knit one, purl one, throughout the round.

Second round.-Purl one, knit one, throughout the round.

Continue in this manner, beginning alternately with the plain and with the purled stitch, till you have worked about half the length of the strawberry. Then decrease one stitch on each needle every other round. When three stitches only remain on each needle, gather these, and fasten off. Fill the strawberry with emery, and fasten off tight the second aperture, after having inserted it in a stem made of double wire, covered with green wool or silk.

The next piece is the calyx: two needles only are used:

Cast on six stitches with a bright shade of green wool or silk.

First row.—Mako one, knit one, throughout the row.

Second row.—Purled.

Third row.–Make one, knit two, throughout the row.

Fourth rou.—Purled.

Fifth row.—Make one, knit three, throughout the row.

Sixth row.-Purled.

Next row.--Make one, knit two, turn back, purl the same stitches. Repeat the two last rows three times, then decrease one stitch, knit one, purl together the two last, break the wool or silk a yard at least from the work; thread with it a rug needle ; pass the needle through the loop of the last stitch, and bring it to the next stitches on the needle, by sewing neatly with it the left edge of the little leaf just made. Work the next two stitches in the same manner, and repeat the same operation till all the stitches are worked in small leaves, united at their base. Edge them with wire covered with green wool or silk; place your strawberry in the middle; fasten together strawberry and calyx, and, if you like, add a leaf made as follows :

This pattern may be wrought in silk on merino or flannel, or in cotton on muslin. It makes a rich border.

KNITTED BERRIES AND FRUIT.

STRAWBERRY AND ITS LEAF.

Four needles (No. 20) are required. The strawberry may be knitted in two different ways;* in plain rounds, or in the following manner, more exactly conformable to nature :

Cast on an even number of stitches, from thirty to

LEAF.
Cast on one stitch.
First row.—Make one, knit one.
Second row.-Make one, purl two.
Third row.--Make one, knit three.
Fourth row.—Make one, purl four.

Fifth row.-Knit two, make one, knit one, make one, knit the remainder of the row, and continue in alternate purled and knitted rows, making one stitch

beforo and one after the middle stitch in every plain { row till you have seventeen or nineteen stitches;

then purl one row, knit one row, without increase; purl the next row, and at the beginning of the fol

lowing row knit together the first two stitches; break { the wool about a yard from the work; pass the nee

* It may also be shaded, or all scarlet, according to the variety which you have selected for model.

PATCHWORK CUSHION.

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dle through the loop of the last stitch, bring it to the the slipped stitch over the knitted one; purl togenext stitches on the needle, by sewing neatly with ther the two remaining stitches; fasten off; cover a it a stitch or two on the left edge of the little scallop wire with green wool, sew it neatly round the leaf, just made; knit plain the remainder of the row. { making the little scallops as sharply pointed as posPurl together the first two stitches of the next row; sible. As the strawberry leaf is composed of three, pass the rug needle through the loop just made; make this the middle one, and work two more in bring the wool along the edge of the little scallop to the same manner, but a little smaller, say with two the next stitches on the needle; purl the remainder stitches less, and place them on each side of the first. of the row, and continue the same process till all the N. B. The little seeds on the strawberry are emstitches, except the three middle ones, are worked in broidered with golden-colored floss silk when the small scallops. Then slip one stitch, knit one, turn} strawberry is finished.

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Materials.-Black velvet ribbon, one inch wide; } In choosing the purple merino, take care that it rich purple merino or silk, of two shades, which is of a bright tint, and that there is no great differmust approximate; gold-colored ditto, and a skein ence between the two shades, as they are intended of narrow Russian silk braiding to match exactly merely to give the effect of light and shadow. The with the gold and the lighter purple; 12 yards of star consists of sixteen pieces, namely, eight of each gold-colored chain gimp, and 4 tassels to match. shade, and the same number of gold-colored dia

The diagrams being given of the full size, for monds. The yellow octagon may be either in one every part, no difficulty can occur in cutting out the piece or in eight, the braiding being in four parts; different sections. The octagons are formed alter { meeting in the centre, as represented in the ennately of stars, made in the purple material, and graving. formed into the proper shape by means of gold { In running on silk braid, it is often so difficult to colored diamonds, which fit in between the points, į obtain sewing silk to match, that it is very conv and octagons of gold-color, braided with purple, } ent to cut off a length of braid, and draw out the and edged with black velvet ribbon braided in gold.} threads for sewing it on : this saves a great deal of Purple diamonds, braided with gold, or vice versa, trouble. fill up the spaces between the octagons; and sec- Braid patterns are marked, like those for emtions of the same (halves and quarters) are used to broidery, by being first pricked on stout paper, laid form the whole into a square.

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EDITORSTABLE.

A GRAND missionary jubilee was celebrated in London on { zeal needed for the work; but the daughters of America the 16th of June, as the completion of the third cycle of are, like Phebe, ready to be sent, ready to become “gucfifty years since the first Protestant missions to the heathen c orers of many," were they only suitably educated, encouwere begun. One hundred and fifty years! thus long have raged, and sustained. British Christians been engaged in disseminating the Gospel. It is only forty years since the first missionaries from

COLPORTEURS IN AMERICA.—There is an important field of our American churches were sent forth. Marked success missionary labor in our own land, where women might be has attended these efforts, particularly in the schools esta

employed to great advantage, namely, as colporteurs, or blished for heathen children; these are chiefly instructed distributors of tracts and books. The Boards of Publication by the wives of missionaries, or other female teachers sent now employ men only, whose services must be paid at a out for this purpose.

much higher rate than women would require. Except in Throughout the heathen world the apparatus of Christi the thinly settled portions of our country, where much anity, so to speak, is prepared. The Bible has been trans

travelling to reach the insulated settlers is necessary, the lated into the languages of the greater portion of the na work of distributing publications might be done, and well tions and tribes of Asia and Africa. Tracts and other books done, by pious women, to whom a small stipend would are translated; printing-presses are established; what is be of much importance. There are widows who need this needed is to reach the fountain of life in those lands, and employment for support, and single women who need em. bring the healing streain of God's Word to purify the stag ployment for health, and many women would like this nant pools and sweeten the bitter waters of sin and igno way of doing good. Let a suitable number of such women rance that now diffuse only death to the souls of the peo s be appointed in this city-say, by the Presbyterian Board ple. This fountain of life is the mothers of the land : } of Publication (we name this because we have heard it was through female aid in teaching these and their children, greatly in need of colporteurs or distributors, and could not daughters particularly, the truth only can be rendered obtain them)--to visit throughout Philadelphia, and diseffective. Good men, American Protestant Christians even, pose of their publications as the Board directs; and extend have hardly yet conceived what influence pious educated the same arrangement to every city, town, and village women might wield in this work. Yet, when we turn to throughout our land. In every place women would be the earliest annals of the true Church, we find this agency found suitable and willing to undertake this profession. not only used, but openly acknowledged and commended. It is one exactly suited to them. It enters into their do In St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans--his first on record- mestic circle of feelings and pursuits; and "honorable wosent by Phebe, who certainly held an office in the church men, not a few," would be found ready to engage in the at Cenchrea, he names eight other female “laborers" as work. A number of men would be needed to penetrate among his best helpers-Priscilla, Mary, Tryphena, Try- the wild places of our land; but, throughout all the setphosa, Persis, Julia, the mother of Rufus, and the sister of tled portions, women would be the most effective agents. Nereus. "Phebe was a succorer of many:" 80 might mis By this arrangement a double gain would be secured. The sionary female physicians now become, and, through their talents of pious women, now allowed to be wasted on trifles, agency, reach those whose conversion would, with Hea would be employed in the cause of moral improvement, ven's blessing, insure the speedy success of Christian mis and those men who now give up their time, often at a sions.

great pecuniary sacrifice, to the colporteur's duty, would In the “Medical Department” at Siam, as we learn from be at liberty to enter on other pursuits more beneficial to & late Report of the Presbyterian mission, much good themselves and to society. had been effected. “Six days in the week, Dr. House We do not propose any innovation on domestic life by spends two hours a day at the floating house, used as a this arrangement. The duties of IIOME will ever be the dispensary, except when absent on missionary tours in the great profession of woman; the most sacred, the most hapinterior, and during the prevalence of the cholera. New } py, the most honorable she can perform. But there is a cases only were recorded, amounting to 1371, making, in? large proportion of time now unemployed by the sex, or two and a half years since his arrival, 4488 patients." Very worse, devoted to novel-reading or "frivolous pursuits. few of these were females; such cannot be reached by male Such waste of time is severely censured by Christian mo practitioners, and must therefore suffer the agonies of ralists-men who teach what should not be done. But till bodily disease one of their own sex, if properly qualified, these men provide suitable employments for the talents might relieve, in addition to all other miseries and depriva and time of their daughters as well as for their sons, the tions imposed on women in the East. In Calcutta, so long former will, of necessity, fall into indolence or frivolity. A ruled by the British, where their physicians are employed greater diversity of honorable employments for women are freely by rich Hindoo men, it is only in cases of extremity needed. This, of distributing useful publications, aogamong the women that one is called to their aid, and then menting good and preventing evil, would be in unison with only permitted to see the patient, so covered and concealed, their nature. Try the experiment, Christian men, you that only the tongue and wrist are exposed to view. As a who have the power to order and arrange. We believe measure of humanity only, the sending out qualified fe that success, almost beyond calculation, would crown the male physicians to those countries would be a great charity; } enterprise. but the aid such pious, intelligent ladies might give to the mission cause is incalculable. Very few men in this pro- COMMON SCHOOLS IN OH10.—“The system of public schools fession are willing to go out-pery few have the faith and is rapidly spreading all over the country. The prosperous VOL. XLV.-25

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