Page 147

Insertions

Needle-Weaving

in

horizontal threads are cut and drawn, cut the vertical

ones in the same

way when ;

these are finished, begin to

oversew each line, with one stitch into each hole backwards and forwards, until each line, horizontal and vertical, is oversewn. Care must be taken to make all oversewn stitches lie the same way. Note the preparation of the background is done on the wrong side. Little geometrical shapes and patterns may now be darned in. As said above, the number of threads left in between these open spaces may vary the fewer there are, the more open the squares will be. The result of this cutting and pulling of threads is a net background which can be worked in many different ways. The usual method is to oversew all the horizontal lines first, taking care to let the stitches lie the same way in each row turn the work half round to oversew the remaining lines in the same way. There is another way of making an open background which might commend itself to those who are averse to removing the threads, that is, by cutting the material which forms the background into narrow strips and oversewing the bars. It should be marked off in double horizontal lines rather less than an eighth of an inch apart place these double lines at regular intervals about rule them in chalk or pencil, then half an inch apart mark off the half-inch spaces into vertical lines an these vertical lines are then eighth of an inch apart cut two or three at a time with a sharp pair of scissors and oversewn one by one in rows, overseaming the upper and lower horizontal bars by the way. Very charming needle-woven bands can be arranged

—

;

;

;

;

;

105

Embroideryboo00arth  
Embroideryboo00arth  
Advertisement