them, about three-quarters of an inch apart small upright stitches, about half an inch apart, could couch, or fasten these down, one row alternating with the other. This is a most decorative method of rilling in large ;
Single petals can be laid diagonally,
flowers or leaves.
crossed and tied down, or a complete flower laid lines radiating
from the centre, with the second
layer of threads in concentric circles couched
small stitches of a contrasting colour.
Chequered Pattern a
in of the cross threads
Basket or 15).— Fig. 15 basket vertical
threads are laid or placed in
position in such a
a Chequered Pattern.
—Begin at the
corner and pass the needle over and under three
strands for three rows, then reverse the chequer by lifting
the stitches previously passed over.
This work looks
if the darning is all done from right to left. economical in thread, but much more practical
It is not so
on account the same
of its greater durability, as the threads all lie
way they ;
arexarried back behind the material
instead of being worked to and fro as in ordinary darning.
Spanish and Japanese embroiderers make great use of these laid stitches which, like most other stitches, probably originated in the East, as they are to
be met with in most oriental embroideries. 70
Published on Oct 27, 2016