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Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942. / Craftsman homes
(1909)

The kind of fabrics and needlework that harmonize with and complete the craftsman decorative scheme,   pp. 165-168


Page 167

       CRAFTSMAN FABRICS AND NEEDLEWORK
well as linen, and  for window curtains \ve
use netS and crepes of the same general char-
acter.   A material that we   use  more  than
almost any other for porti~res, pillo\vs, chair
CtIShions,<indeed  in  all places  were  stout
wearing quality and a certain pleasant    Un-
obtrusiveness  are   required<is   a   canvas
woven of loosely twisted threads of jilte aIl(l
lax and dyed in the piece,<a method which
gives an   unevenness in color that   amounts
almost to a two-toned effect because of the
way in which the different threads take the
(INC.   This ilnevenness lS lucrease(l by the
rotighness of the texture, which is not unlike
that of a firmly woven burlap.  The colors of
the  canvas  are delightful.    For    example,
there are three tones of wood hroxvn <one
almost exactly the color of old weather-beat-
en oak; another that shows a sunny yellowish
tone; and a third that comes close to a dark
russet.  The greens are the foliage hues,<
one dark and hrownish like rusty pine need-
les, another a deep leaf-green; the third an
intense green like damp grass in the shade;
and a fourth a very gray-green with a hluish
tinge like the eucalyptus leaf.
  Our usual method of decorating this canvas
is the application of some hold and simple
desim in which the solid parts are of linen
appliqu~ in some contrasting shade and the
connecting lines are done    in heavy   outline
stitch or couching with linen floss.  This sim-
TABLE  SCARF  OF UNELEACHED   HAND-WOVEN   LINEN
WITH DRAGONFLY DESIGN DARNED IN PERSIAN COLORS.
TABLE SCARF WITH  GINKGO DESIGN IN  APPLIQUE OF
DEEP LEAF GREEN UPON HOMESPUN LINEN.
TABLE SCARF OF HOMESPUN LINEN Ĺ’WITH PINE CONE
I)ESIGN IN APPLIQUE.
PILLOW COVERED WITH CRAFTSMAN CANVAS AND ORN.X-
SIENTED WITH PINE CONE DESIGN IN APPLIQUE.
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