A Color Berlin Woolwork Pattern
"For Sofa Pillow, Footstool, Bag, Ottoman, or Fender-Stool, etc."
We may here say that Christmas gifts, worked by the giver,
are always more cherished than those which are purchased."
[Peterson's Magazine, Dec. 1860, page 481]
The very beautiful Berlin wool-work pattern, which is given, printed in colors, in the front of the magazine, may be used for a variety of purposes. In fact, it is on this account, that we have selected it for this month, as it will come in, just in time for those who wish to make up Christmas and New Year's Gifts. Worked on canvas of a moderate fineness, with single Berlin wool, it will serve for a sofa-pillow, footstool, bag, &c. Worked on a coarser canvas, in double Berlin wool, which would have a beautiful effect, it would then be admirably adapted for an ottoman, fender-stool, &c. The white and yellow may be worked in "filoselle", which would very decidedly increase the richness and brightness of the pattern.