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CHAPTER

XII

DRAWN-THREAD AND WHITE WORK RHODIAN RICHELIEU AND HEDEBO " Be rich in patience

Many

thou in goods be poor."

if

of the pretty delicate lace stitches

so complicated

>

when worked

which look on a

in fine lace threads,

net or cambric foundation, can be used with admirable spaces and the covering of

effect for the filling in of

some of the coarser stuffs worked in wools and thick threads they lose their filmy and lace-like appearance, and can be adapted quite nicely to the more utilitarian articles. The arrangement of the stitches

surfaces of

may

;

be chosen to suit

all

kinds of materials

be very open or only partly

so,

but as a

;

they

may

rule, the simpler

these surface stitches are, the better they look.

main idea being to bring the background

The

into tone with

the rest of the work, the worker should choose a stitch

which

will

have just the amount of colour to give the

right tint or shade to the material.

commonly used

to tone in the

or groups of spots,

which

may

Diapers are also

background

;

single spots

be represented by French

knots or bullion knots, flower or leaf sprigs worked in loop stitch, and

all

simple types of darning

requisitioned for the purpose.

frequently be

made up

of

be

Interlacing patterns can

two or more 134

may

stitches

combined,

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