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An

mids, with the bases at the centre,

not take so long to work.

row

stitch, a single

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this time,

is

more open and does

a foundation of faggot

then carry the thread to

the point of one of those stitches and weave over two

threads to the centre. As these

little cones should always be worked from the point, carry the thread to the top weave of the braid by overcasting the faggot thread again towards the centre when finished, the bases of the pyramids will form a central line. ;

;

An

equally simple insertion and quite as effective

work the pyramids trellis

to

After forming the foundation stitches

faggot thread.

the

is

on to each

in button-hole stitch

—begin at the point as before, and work two

button-hole stitches on each side before crossing over to the other side

;

otherwise

it is

worked exactly

former pattern detailed above. stitch

may

of different

formed by

Two

as the

rows of faggot

be used for the foundation of quite a number woven patterns. Little rosettes or wheels are

five threads

;

at the junction of the stitches

—are four threads

add another work the rosettes over the five threads in a similar manner to when finished, Fig. 54, weaving the threads in and out slip the needle under the finished rosette to the next intersection of the stitches and work the second rosette and so on. Descriptions are always tedious to follow the best way is for one to work with needle and thread at the centre of the space

by carrying a

central thread to the

first

;

group

;

;

while another reads the directions aloud.

Interlacing Stitch (Fig. P, Plate II.). This interesting insertion stitch is one which will well repay the worker Although not a complifor her trouble in mastering it. 108

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