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Materials.-A strip of French canvas, No. 14, 522 inches, two threads of the canvas, and work thus : 6 stitchwide; half an ounce each of five shades of green Berlin e s taken across the straw in a straight line; consewool; 36 yards of straw beading; quarter of a yard of wide quently, across two upright threads of canvas, but green glacé silk, to match with one of the darker shades

not crossing any in the width ; miss 3 threads, 12 of wool; sarsnet to line the same; a piece of stout cardboard; 1% yard of fancy straw trimming an inch wide;

stitches, miss 5 threads, 4 stitches, miss 3 threads, and 1% yard of satin ribbon to match the silk.

2 stitches, miss 9 threads, 2 stitches, miss 11 threads,

10 stitches, miss 3 threads, 6 stitches. These baskets are at once among the prettiest

[In future rows, it will be understood that threads and the most useful of the day. They are generally made of plain straw, instead of Berlin-work; but

are missed, and that 8 signifies stitches.] the latter has so elegant an appearance that we are 2d.-Worked the reverse way. 4 s, miss 7, 6 s. sure our friends will think it well repays them for { miss 7, 8 s, miss 9, 4 s, miss 5, 4 s, miss 3, 8 s, miss the little extra trouble.

7, 4 8. It is to be understood that the lower part alone is } 3d.—6 s, miss 3, 10 s, miss 3, 6 s, miss 3, 6 s, miss done on canvas; the upper part is a bag of silk; } 7, 2s, miss 3, 2 s, miss 5, 12 s, miss 3, 6 s. the joining of the two is concealed by a piece of } 4th.-16 s, miss 7, 4 s, miss 7, 2 s, miss 3, 12 s, wide fancy straw laid on.

miss 3, 20 s. Narrow canvas is to be used for the bags in pre 5th.—20 s, miss 3, 8 s, miss 3, 6 s, miss 9, 2 s, miss ference to a strip of the same width cut from a } 9, 14 s. broader piece, because the selvages add so much to į 6th.-6 s, miss 3, 10 g, miss 3, 2 s, miss 11, 2 s, the strength of the basket.

miss 13, 4 s, miss 3, 10 s, miss 3, 6 s. Work across the width, first from right to left and 7th.-4 s, miss 7, 16 s, miss 9,2 s, miss 3, 2 s, then from left to right, so that the straw beading miss 3, 2 s, miss 5, 28, miss 5, 6 s, miss 7, 4 s. need not be cut at the end of the rows.

8th.-6 s, miss 3, 8,s miss 11, 6 s, miss 3, 8 s, miss The pattern contains 20 rows. Begin with the { 7, 14 s, miss 3, 6 s. darkest shade, and change at the 5th, 9th, 13th, and 9th.—20 s, miss 11, 2 s, miss 3, 2 a, miss 5, 6 s, 17th ; at the commencement of the next pattern (the } miss 3, 2 s, miss 5, 16 s. 21st row), resume the darkest shade.

10th.-14 s, miss 5, 10 s, miss 3, 2 s, miss 3, 2s, 1st row. Hold one end of the straw beading over miss 3, 6 , 22 s.

11th.—6 s, miss 3, 10 s, miss 11, 2s, miss 9,2 s,} miss 3, 4 s, miss 5, 12 s, miss 3, 6 8.

12th.–4 s, miss 7, 8 s, miss 3, 4 s, miss 5, 4 8, miss 9, 8 8, miss 7, 6 s, miss 7, 4 s.

13th.-6.6, miss 3, 12 s, miss 5, 2 s, miss 3, 2 s, miss 7, 6 s, miss 3, 6 s, 10 s, miss 3, 6 s.

14th.—20 s, miss 3, 12 s, miss 3, 2 s, miss 6, 4 s, miss 6, 16 s.

15th.–14 s, miss 9, 2 s, miss 9,6 s, miss 3, 8 s, miss 3, 20 s.

16th.—6 s, miss 3, 10 s, miss 3, 4 s, miss 13, 2 s, } miss 11,2 s, miss 3, 10 s, miss 3, 6 s.

17th.—4 s, miss 7, 6 s, miss 5, 2 s, miss 5, 2 s, miss 3, 2 s, miss 3, 2 s, miss 9, 16 s, miss 7, 4 s.

18th.—6 s, miss 3, 14 8, miss 7, 8 s, miss 3, 6 s, miss 11, 8 s, miss 3, 6 s.

19th.—16 8, miss 5, 2 s, miss 3, 6 , miss 5,2 8, miss 3, 2 s, miss 11, 20 s.

20th.-22 s, miss 5, 6 s, miss 3,2 8, miss 3, 2 s, miss 3, 10 s, miss 5, 14 s.

This completes one pattern, and must be repeated as often as desired for the size of the basket.

Cut out in cardboard an oval, pointed at both ends, about 12 to 14 inches long, and 31 to 5 wide. Cover this with silk on both sides, and sew the straw-work all round it,, having previously added a silk bag to the canvas. The cardboard should be sewed in very strongly, and the seam may be covered with straw beading.

The handle, which is made of the fancy straw, should be stiffened with a bit of wire ribbon, and firmly gewed on the centre of each side of the basket. The fancy straw is also to be put round the top of the canvas to conceal the joining of it with the silk.

KNITTED ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS.

CONVOLVULUS.'

the edge of the top of the flower as far as the first

stripe, turn down both ends of the wire. Take a FOUR needles are required.

second piece, and sew it from the first to the second Take some pale yellow split wool, and cast on stripe, turn down the ends, and contrive the same six stitches on each of two needles, and three stitch for the third, fourth, and fifth stripes. Sew down es on the third needle, knit two plain rounds.

all the ends of wire two by two, on the wrong side 3d round.-Knit one, make one, knit one, make of the flower. Sew up the side left open. The one, knit two, make one, knit one, make one, knit right side of the knitting will be the inside of the two, make one, knit one, make one, knit two, make } flower. Cover the lower end of the flower with fine one, knit one, make one, knit two, make one, knit herring-bone stitches to form a small calyx; tie up one, make one, knit one, knit two, plain rounds. five bits of yellow wool, not split, with a knot at the

6th.-Take a deeper shade of yellow; knit two, } top of each ; fix them on a bit of wire to make the make one, knit one, make one, knit four, make one, stamen, and place them in the centre of the flower, knit one, make one, knit four, make one, knit one, and cover the stem with green wool. make one, knit four, make one, knit one, make one, knit four, make one, knit one, make one, knit two,

BUDS. knit three plain rounds; take white wool and knit Cast on four stitches in pale green wool. ono more round.

1st row.-Purl. 11th.-Knit three, make one, knit one, make one, 2d.-Make one, knit one, repeat through the row. knit six, mako ono, knit one, make one, knit six, 3d.--Purl. make one, knit one, make one, knit six, make one, 4th.-Knit plain. knit one, make one, knit six, make one, knit one, 5th.-Purl. make one, knit three, knit threo plain rounds with 6th.-Make one, knit two, repeat through the white, then take pale blue (half twist silk may be row. introduced with good effect), knit one moro plain 7th.-Purl. round.

8th.- Use two threads of blue wool, together with 15th.-Knit four, make one, knit one, make one, } two green, and knit the row, putting the wool twice knit eight, make one, knit one, make one, knit round the needle. Gather all the stitches with a eight, make one, knit one, make one, knit eight, rug needle, then cut & small round of card, prick make one, knit ono, make one, knit eight, make one, } four holes in the centre, put two pieces of wire crossknit one, make one, knit four. Take a deeper shado wise through the four holes, twist the wire tight of blue, knit three plain rounds. Take a still deeper under the card, and cover the little card with green shade, and knit two rounds. Cast off very loosely. or blue wool, as if winding it. Cover this with the

The Aower thus finished will be found divided knitted piece for the bud. Sew up the open side, into five stripes, by the increase stitches. Take a { gather together the stitches of the open part, and piece of wire, and sew it as neatly as possible along 1 cover the stem with green wool.

CLOAKS AND UNDERSLEEVES.

573

LEAF.

Cast on three stitches.
1st row.—Purl.
2d.-Knit plain.
3d.-Purl.
4th.—Make one, knit rest of row plain.
5th.-Make one, purl the row.
6th.-Knit plain.
7th.—Purl row.
8th.-Knit row.
9th.-Purl row.
10th.-Make one, knit rest of row.

11th.—Make one, purl rest of row.
12th.-Knit row.
13th.-Purl row.
14th.-Knit row.

Continue to knit and purl alternato rows, decreasing ono stitch at the beginning of each, until only three stitches remain; knit these as one, and sew a fine wire neatly round the leaf, always leaving a little bit at the beginning and ending as a stalk.

This will form a leaf of middling size, but a varie{ty of sizes and shades of color will be required to

form a branch.

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As was predicted in an earlier number, velvet covering the sacque, is of alternate rows of narrow ribbon has become the favorite style of trimming silk braid and velvet ribbon, of the same color as the for all heavier materials, whether formed into cloaks cloak. Dark green, different shades of browns, or dresses. We give a beautiful cloak, the Sontag, fawns, claret, and blue, are the favorite colors. Silk trimmed in this way, as Fig. 1.

will be found much warmer than cambrio muslin in The shape, it will be seen, is a large, full sacque, lining a cloak, though the latter is often used, tight on the shoulders, and falling into a full, open faced with silk. A good Florence will be found sleeve. It may be made of merino, cloth, or cash- { much warmer and softer than a richer silk, and is mere. The trimming, which is very full, nearly { most generally preferred, even in the most elegant

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No. 1 is of fine Swiss muslin, with a double rufile { Both the above styles are new and extremely or frill, lightly embroidered, of the same, following graceful. They may be made up in nearly any thin the opening on the back of the wrist, which suits { material to look well.

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We give a very rich pattern of English or cam. { itself, which ordinary cambric edging will not do. bric embroidery, which can all be done with piercing For the bottoms of children's dresses, or pantalettes, the holes, or cutting out the larger ones, and work it will be found to answer equally well. In our ing them round. It is more particularly suited for next number we shall give a different pattern in underclothes, as it will wear as long as the article { the same style ; also one for insertion.

EDITORS: TABLE.

LETTER FROM CONSTANTINOPLE.

BY REV. 1, G. O. DWIGHT.

[The following letter is so full and satisfactory in relation to our plan of Female Medical Missionaries, that we feel great pleasure in laying it before our readers. They will bear in mind the "Appeal to American Christians," &c., published in the March number of our “Book.” A copy of this was shown to the Rev. Mr. Dwight, and here is his opinion of the plan.-ED. L. B.]

CONSTANTINOPLE, May 13, 1852. TO Mrs. PETER.*

MY DEAR MRS. PETER: I feel exceedingly obliged to you for the perusal of Mrs. Hale's “ Appeal to American Christians on behalf of the Ladies' Medical Missionary Society." It may be supposed by some that, situated as we missionaries are, in & far-off land, and under the constant pressure of occupation in our own appropriate work, we have little time or disposition to watch the progress of things in America; but I can say with truth that nothing that is going on there escapes our notice. We are well supplied with newspapers and magazines, and you may be assured that we use them to some purpose. And among the wise and benevolent projects which have been started in America of late years, that of providing the means of giving to females a medical education, for practice among their own sex, has attracted my particular attention, and from the first moment I heard of it I gave it my unqualified approbation. I trust the time is now near at hand when this branch of practice in America will be, where it always should have been, in the hands of females alone.

Bat what I wish very briefly to say to you in the present communication is, that I feel quite sure that female missionary physicians, of the right stamp, would be most important auxiliaries to the missionary work in this part of the vorid. As society is here constituted, little indeed is the influence a missionary can directly exert on the female portion of the community. You know the habits of female seclusion universally prevalent in this country, and you know how little education there is among this class of the population. True, we have made a hopeful beginning on a small scale, and in the whole country we have several hundreds of Armenian females already connected with our congregations, and of course under our direct influence; but, alas! how little is the access we can gain to the teng of thousands and hundreds of thousands that remain!

But let one of their own sex come among them, well acquainted with the medical art, and with a heart burning

} with the desire to do good, and I really think she would

find herself placed in one of the most enviable positions for usefulness that could be found in this world. The Pçoplo have a superstitious reverence for those who have a knowledge of diseases and their remedies; and, although we could not honestly wish to foster this feeling, yet while it exists it may be turned to good account, and gradually it would be displaced by more just and reasonable views, while still the skilful medical practitioner would find her services no less in demand.

I may be too sanguine, but it is my present belief that a well-taught female physician in this place would find access to the families of all classes of the people, not ex. cepting the Mohammedans, and she would not find time to attend to one-quarter of the calls that would be made upon her professional services. If, now, in connection with her medical knowledge and experience, she possessed the love of Christ, and the zeal of Christ for the maladies of the soul, how unlimited would be her opportunities for doing good! She would gain access where the missionary never

can go, and access, too, to that portion of the community ?

which greatly influences all the rest; for even in Turkey,

where woman is so degraded, she still wields a mighty } influence in society; for here, as everywhere else, it is

true that those who stamp the character of the nursery stamp the character of the nation.

I long to see the experiment made among us; and, with the hope that much time will not elapse before it shall be attempted, I will venture to offer a few hints as to some practical questions connected with the carrying out of such an enterprise. It appears to me plain that, for the comfort and happiness of the individual, as well as for greater use. fulness to the cause we all love, she should come out in connection with the American Board of Missions. As no other American society has any operations going on here, she must either be in connection with us, or stand alone.

of the undesirableness and impracticability of the latter }

course, it is not necessary that I should particularly speak, for your own mind will at once perceive the thing in its true light. Of course, I am not able to say what would be the view of our Committee on the subject, but I do not see why such an individual, properly qualified, might not be regularly appointed as assistant missionary to be attached to this station. She would be useful to the missionary families, and would soon find work enough to do among the people.

The acquisition of the Turkish language would be an indispensable condition for her full success. Indeed, she could do little or nothing without it. If she knew also French or Italian, it would be a decided advantage. The Turkish language would give her access to all classes of the native population.

But I will not enlarge. I will only add that I shall be most happy to furnish any information in my power to Mrs. Halo, or anybody else who takes an interest in this subject; and glad sball I be to hear that this plan is so tually going into effect. I remain, my dear Mrs. Peter,

Very sincerely yours,
H. G. 0. DWIGHT.

* Wife of William Peter, Esq., British Consul at Philadelphia Mrs. Peter is an American lady, well and widely known for her philanthropy and her efforts to promote the real improvement of her own sex. She has lately returned from an extensive tour in the Old World, and reports that in all the missionary stations she visited, British as well as American, the idea of qualifying pious women, wives of missionaries or teachers, to practise as physicians for their own sex and children, was received with approbation.

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