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Line

Stitches

Basket or Stroke Stitch (Fig. 16).—This

figure

gives another good line in rather high relief stitchery.

sometimes called plaited stitch, sometimes fishbone, but it is really it is most effective a stroke stitch and useful for a solid line, whether worked on coarse material with a thick twisted thread, or on fine material with a correspondingly fine Fig. 16. twisted silk thread. It has a strong resemblance to some of the plaited Slav or Algerian It may be easily worked on most materials, stitches. It is

;

especially

a couple of guiding lines are traced before

if

setting to work.

which

may be attempted

Quite a broad border

will look well

if

To work Basket

worked Stitch.

the top of the line on the

in a coarse thread.

—Bring

left

;

out the needle at

make

a slanting stitch

downwards pass the needle under the take a material and bring it out on the left opposite slanting stitch upwards over the first stitch to the right and insert the needle a little lower than the level of the to the right line

;

;

first

stitch

side again

;

then pass under the material to the left it out just under the first stitch ;

and bring

take a slanting stitch downwards again and continue by taking a cross and a slanting stitch alternately.

Net as

stitch

a surface

filling for Fig. 17.

is

71

can also be used

a

stitch

or

as a

an open space.

method

of

It

interlacing

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