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An

Embroidery

Book

takes a curve at the centre and begins and ends with a spiral

braid

;

the outer sides can be put in with one length of

—eight

The inner openwork

short pieces will do equally well

may

remainders

little

;

be economically disposed of in this way.

parts of the curves give the opportunity for

detail which enriches, while it lightens the background. The design should be drawn out on paper. All lines which represent the braid must be parallel and spaced as nearly as possible to correspond to the width of it it is important to remember that braid spreads when curving and therefore the centres of loops or circles become smaller when placed on the material this must be allowed for in the drawing out of the design. Care and accuracy are necessary both in forming the curves and in tacking on the braid the beauty of the work would be marred by uncertain lines and unequal curves. the Plate VII. has not much variety of stitch relief given by the blue stitches prevents any feeling of ;

;

;

monotony. Tack on the braid round the outer edges Method overseam the inner edges of the parts which take the prepare for the more open spaces by snipping curves the linen, the way of the warp and the weft, quite close then turn the edges in under the braid to the braid and button-hole with blue thread, not too closely, the needle should enter easily into the head of the stitches for the making of the lace stitch " Point de Reprise." by small pieces of These openings may be backed

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;

;

;

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toile

ciree;

a

little

medallion of button-holed

linen

should be placed in the centre and tacked firmly in 76

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