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and second pair once cross place a pin at the lefthand edge twist the first pair twice twist the second pair once cross, and repeat from twist the second and third pair once cross, and so on for length required. This braid when worked with bobbins and a stout linen thread will be excellent for teaching the method of making grounds for some of the simpler pillow laces. Simple Tassels. Fig. 41 gives a small tassel. Method: Take a piece of cardboard, rather wider than the length of the finished tassel, and wind some first

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wool rather slackly round

it, twelve to twenty times, according to the size and thickness of the tassel to be

Fig. 41.

Fig. 4:

Take a long large-eyed needle with a doubled

made. thread

Fig. 41

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slip it

through the wool close to the cardboard

pass the ends through the loop and pull firmly to tighten.

Cut the wool at the opposite edge of the cardboard. Pass the thread through the centre of the bunch of wool and knot it two or three times to form a padding for the head. Sometimes a wooden bead helps to fill out the head, the needle being passed through it to keep it in Figs. 41 and after which the thread is knotted. place 41 b give the making of the neck of the tassel. Take a ;

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