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Embroidery

Book

To

prepare the mesh background, turn on the wrong then cut six and pass six horizontal threads alternately remove the cut threads turn the work half round side,

;

;

and prepare the threads, previously the vertical ones, in the same way, that is, cut and withdraw six, pass six. Turn the work to the right side again and oversew the strands, one stitch into each little space, taking care to let

the stitches slant in the same direction on the return

row. This groundwork is also described in connection with Plate XV. The braid has a row of French knots in blue to finish the inner edge. For the finishing of the edges of the mat, a firmer edge will be made by cutting the linen a quarter of an inch beyond the braid and

turning

it

back under the braid, then button-hole

this

double edge and the braid together in blue. The little lace edge may be worked with the needle or with the crochet hook

;

in Plate VII. the latter

was used.

The

lower loops are worked in white, the edging in blue

with picots

is

worked into

it.

Chapter XIII. on crochet edgings.

78

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