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CHAPTER XI FRINGES AND TASSELS

HAND-MADE BRAIDS KNOTS AND PICOTS

"

And

bid

them that they make them

fringes in the borders of

their garments."

Fringes are used to form an ornamental border for various articles they seem to be the most natural finish ;

to

many

knotted

of the loosely-woven textures.

in

different

ways

They can be

simple or elaborate

into

patterns, or they can be enriched with groups of coloured threads or beads.

and bands

The most simple

are those

produced by the unravelling of the horizontal or weft threads. In planning out a piece of work to be finished off with a fringe, allow 6 or 7 inches for it or whatever depth is wanted finish it after the rest of the work has been completed, as the frayed edges are apt to get soiled and untidy if

—

;

unravelled before.

To prepare

a

Fringe.

—With-

draw a few threads at the head of the space and work a row of single hemstitching, large

stitches.

or

overcast

There

is

it

with

only a

single ply of material, but this stitching, while giving firmness, adds a decorative value and prevents the

loosening of the weft threads.

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Fig.

34 explains the

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