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the back and making a stitch, before running the stitches

along the outline to the point for the making of the next bar.

The design

sized stitches

;

is

then button-holed

all

over in equal-

the flower centres are worked

finally the linen is cut

away very

and

in,

close to the button-

holed design with a sharp pair of embroidery scissors.

Edging

Point de Bruxelles (Fig. 52).—This which consists of a piece of Honiton braid with an edging, shows the working of one of the most elemen:

Fig. 52,

tary of the lace stitches. that

it is

be seen at a glance

It will

the familiar button-hole stitch worked in loose loops

;

to lacemakers

point

as

de

it

known

is

Bruxelles.

It

stitch constantly in use with

as

it

and 52.

is

a

them

forms a good foundation net,

charming

made with

it

patterns

when worked

may

be

in rows,

backwards and forwards. Point de Bruxelles is frequently found in laces of different types as it may be worked closely or openly to suit various styles and designs. The stitches are worked into the loops of the previous row sometimes a strengthening thread is stretched from right to left, in which case the button-hole loops are worked from left

to right over this thread, as well as into the loops of

the upper row.

There are

many

beautiful varieties of

patterns for covering spaces or openwork

made from

fillings

to be

by varying some and duplicating others (Fig. 53). What is known as double-net stitch has two button-hole stitches worked into each of the loops of the previous row. When used as a surface stitch worked in coarse this simple foundation stitch,

the grouping of

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