Chicago: A. Flanagan Company, 1926. Complete set of six printed text cards, measuring 9 x 8 inches; six uncut color-printed geometric shape cards, measuring 8 x 7 inches; and one printed instructional card, measuring 6.5 x 5.75 inches. Housed in original color pictorial envelope measuring 10 x 9 inches. All pieces toned; envelope lightly worn, with a few closed tears.
Complete and uncut set of a scarce educational aid for primary school children, designed by Craft Revival pioneer Edward F. Worst. The set provides an activity for six children. Each child receives a text card, which features a grid naming thirty-six different combinations of color and shape. The children then cut out the corresponding forms on the geometric shape cards, and place the shapes in their designated places on the grid. After the activity is completed, “extensive use of the colored geometric forms may be made in laying borders and other designs.” These cards were designed by educator Edward F. Worst, who spearheaded the manual arts movement in the Chicago public schools, and developed the influential weaving program at the Appalachian School in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a highlight of the Craft Revival. No institutional holdings located. A near-fine example.