This diagram is an example of how to place a band on a basket that has been woven.

Banding a basket

This diagram is an example of how to place a band on a basket that has been woven.

This diagram is an example of how to bind off a basket that has been woven.

Binding off a basket

This diagram is an example of how to bind off a basket that has been woven.

An illustration of three sets of hands performing various crafting tasks.

Busy Fingers

An illustration of three sets of hands performing various crafting tasks.

"Carnations modeled from tissue-paper.' -Beard 1906

Tissue paper carnations

"Carnations modeled from tissue-paper.' -Beard 1906

"Daffodils modeled from tissue-paper." -Beard, 1906

Tissue paper daffodil

"Daffodils modeled from tissue-paper." -Beard, 1906

This picture is of a young woman arranging flowers.

Flower Arranging

This picture is of a young woman arranging flowers.

"The fish banners are hollow so that the wind ma fill them, causing fish to rise and fall as the breeze comes and goes...The fish used on this eventful day are the famous carp, which the natives call koi, the unconquerable." -Beard, 1906

Paper koi birthday pole

"The fish banners are hollow so that the wind ma fill them, causing fish to rise and fall as the breeze…

"The Japanese carp stands for good cheer, indomitable will, perseverance, and fortitude, and it is used to impress these virtues upon the boys, but all the good qualities named are fully as necessary for girls even though the Japanese do not mention the fact, but girls are not forgotten." -Beard 1906

Paper koi

"The Japanese carp stands for good cheer, indomitable will, perseverance, and fortitude, and it is used…

The letter M surrounded by various wild grasses.

The letter M

The letter M surrounded by various wild grasses.

This mantel piece is also known as a chimney piece which originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a grate to catch the smoke. This mantel illustrates decorative framework around the fireplace, and includes elaborate designs extending to the ceiling.

Large Surface Mantel

This mantel piece is also known as a chimney piece which originated in medieval times as a hood that…

A mantel offers unique opportunity in its design for a sculptor to demonstrate their skill in carving each of the fine decorative elements.

Small Surface Mantel

A mantel offers unique opportunity in its design for a sculptor to demonstrate their skill in carving…

"Morning-glory modeled out of tissue-paper.' -Beard 1906

Tissue paper morning-glory

"Morning-glory modeled out of tissue-paper.' -Beard 1906

An example of how to model a morning-glory out of tissue paper.

Tissue paper morning-glory

An example of how to model a morning-glory out of tissue paper.

"A grass napkin-ring is another thing that can be made by weaving or braiding the grasses." -Beard, 1906

Grass napkin-ring

"A grass napkin-ring is another thing that can be made by weaving or braiding the grasses." -Beard,…

"A rope netting at once simple and effective...This netting may be made of heavy rope for a grille in an open doorway, or a lighter rope for fringe."

Rope Netting

"A rope netting at once simple and effective...This netting may be made of heavy rope for a grille in…

"Make the little vases of large punk rosebuds; those begining to unfold are the best. Peel off the outside petals, and grasping each bud in turn near its base with the thumb and first two fingers gently work it back and forth until it is loosened and can be removed entire without damage. Stand each base on a level surface and gather spears of grass on to place in them." -Beard, 1906

Rosebud vase

"Make the little vases of large punk rosebuds; those begining to unfold are the best. Peel off the outside…

An illustration of a group of women in a sewing circle.

Sewing Circle

An illustration of a group of women in a sewing circle.

"The spinning-wheel shall buzz and whirr." -Beard, 1906

Spinning Wheel

"The spinning-wheel shall buzz and whirr." -Beard, 1906

A simple table constructed of barrels and a wooden plank covered with boxes.

Simple barrel table

A simple table constructed of barrels and a wooden plank covered with boxes.

A decorative letter Y which appears to be formed out of yarn.

The letter Y

A decorative letter Y which appears to be formed out of yarn.