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An pram

Embroidery

or cot coverlet in process.

forms are

all

worked

the outer parts are

To

Book The

centres of the

hedebo work, while with a variety of stitches.

in the typical

filled in

make a series of squares and circles in paper and connect them with double lines arrange and space them symmetrically. Leave sufficient prepare the simple design,

;

space between each circle to allow for the surrounding

Then, when finished, on to the linen with compasses or any small

stitchery (see chapter on design).

draw

directly

round shape border.

The

;

leave sufficient material for a

a sewing needle

thread

hem

linen should be of a good firm quality.

—Taylor's —

— No.

6

scientific

Mecklenberg, No.

sharp 6,

— and

or

Use

a lace

or Knox's two-

cord linen lace thread, No. 25 or 30, are suitable. Method To prepare a circle, outline it with two

rows of tacking

stitch,

keeping most of the thread on the

by lifting a tiny stitch of linen. Tack the piece be worked over toile ciree or over a stiff piece of brown

surface to

paper with sharp pointed scissors snip a small piece out of the centre of the circle, and by the warp and weft threads, cut up almost to the edge to allow the material to be turned back quite close to the edges of the double ;

row of tacking, about six cuts to the half-circle. Begin Secure the thread at the to work in the following way edge nearest the worker by running it along the outline knots are never used and bring for a short distance :

it

out on the surface

;

hold the material so as to be able

work towards the centre of the circle that is, away from the worker make the first stitch by inserting the needle from underneath draw up the thread until there put the needle through the loop is only a small loop left

to

;

;

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