Playing with a Grid

beaded needlepoint lambrequinPlay around with grids in this activity, which introduces you to many textile embellishment methods. The patterns are arranged like the threads of a cloth, in horizontal and vertical rows. The needle arts included are filet crochet, needlepoint, beading and bead-knitting, and cross-stitch embroidery.


Girls learned many of these skills at home and school in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Learn about their history. Some of these arts are still popular today! Two patterns are included—a filet-crochet cockatoo and a dog needlepoint. Online resources let you use technology to create patterns.


Click on the pdf link below to read and printout the activity brochure.

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