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the thread round the mesh, passing

and bringing

it

behind

put the needle behind the loop (see Fig. 42) and twist the thread round the needle, over and under it pull through and tighten the knot. If a pin is used, pass the needle behind the out over the front of

it

it

;

;

first little

loop, then put the pin

into position

—a

quarter or half

an inch below the edge pass the thread round the head of it make a loop round the point of ;

sb

the needle and tighten. Fig. 43 shows the same edging with an additional row worked over a narrow braid several threads could be subFig.

stituted for the braid.

Button -holed Rings.

They

are generally

—Button-holed rings are

made over

useful.

a foundation of soft

threads, which serves the double purpose of padding

and

strengthening them.

Laces, Edgings, Central Fillings. Danish needleworkers use these rings a great deal as foundations for making both laces, and edgings, also

The former they apply

central fillings.

to their beautifully as

insertions

or

worked embroideries

finishings

;

the latter

have some arrangement of grouped stitches worked round a button-holed Fig. 44. ring, then sewn on to the parts prepared for them. They use a ring stick, which is graduated such a

way

sizes, also to

them make any number

as to enable

122

to

make

in the

in

rings in several

one particular

size

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