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Hat Bands interesting

of

series

the accession of

events of English

Edward

history from

the Confessor to the death

it is worked in coloured wools of Harold at Hastings on linen canvas this is, of course, not really tapestry a true tapestry is formed by the interlacing or weaving ;

:

of

;

warp and weft threads by means

of a needle or a

shuttle (see chapter on needle-weaving).

Plate

ribbon

;

XII c. shows a dainty band made on velvet the quaint

little

basket of flowers in cross stitch

on a gold-coloured foundation may be worked quite simply on to any material, but in order to keep the rigidity which is characteristic of the stitch it is necessary to have a piece of fine canvas as a foundation. The ribbon is tacked on over it, and the design is worked over the two materials. In the case of velvet this method is reversed, as the pile is always an obstacle in the way The canvas is laid on top of the of accurate sewing. velvet the cross stitch is then easily worked and the threads of the canvas are removed, one by one, when the ;

work

is

finished.

The centre

piece of Fig.

C

is

of gold-

caught down threads, couched closely

coloured velvet worked in this way.

It

is

on the outer edges by gold tinsel the strips of orange-coloured to keep them in position either side and peeping through the velvet applied on little touch to the panel, which is stitchery give a gay finished off by lines of gold thread and two little gold ;

The strips of decoration somewhat similar, but not so beads.

stitch

is

Much

at equal intervals are

elaborate.

No

cross

used except in the front. may be done with canvas stitches, provided

they are applied to designs 131

which are treated

in

a

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