way again and tighten to finish.. Quite a pretty fringe can be made by working a row of four of these flat knots in succession over four strands, one knot below the other ; the second row has the knots made on four strands two strands taken from each of the groups immediately above this brings the knots of the second row alternating with those of the upper row, as in Fig. 36. Twisting and Crossing. Fig. 39 gives a little hand-
braid, very useful for
purposes, for small
headings, or for finishings, edges, or seams. plait
thread or narrow
similar to this
It is a simple
Lace plaits require bobbins and a pillow,
as well as a suitable lace or linen thread
but the gimps for embroidery can be made quite nicely by fixing the knots to some firm foundation and winding the cord, string, or braid on to a piece of cardboard. The plait is done by means of twisting and crossing. These terms are used in the making of pillow " Twisting " always means passing the lace.
right-hand strand over the left (Fig. 38 a), and " crossing " means the passing of the inner left-hand strand
over the inner right-hand strand (Fig. 38
Hand -made Gimp. — Fig.
39 shows the braid in process. Each pair of threads is twisted once, then the inner threads are crossed this is repeated to the end, ;
care being taken to keep Fig. 39A
threads as equal as possible.
same braid with
be placed at every second loop instead of 117
Published on Oct 27, 2016