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Drawn-Thread and White Work which, so

far,

has only got one strand.

Add two more

threads to this half-loop by carrying the needle to the centre and back again

this acts as a strengthening or

;

padding thread |to the half-loop, which has now to be button-holed from the outer edge to the inner circle. Each loop is worked in the same way, always adding the padding threads and starting the button-holing from the braid, and from there working towards the centre. When each loop has been worked, button-hole round the inner circle with the heading towards the outer ring slip the thread up through the first bar and finish ;

off neatly.

Fig. 55 gives a simple method of filling in a square opening with a circular form. It is not so complicated as one might suppose. Start at

the lower left-hand corner and lay the threads for the square

then the

first

diagonal

line

;

is

stretched across to the top right-

hand corner overcast it back the method shown in the ;

3mg^_x:

in

—as as only. From centre — each thread

diagram

far

the

point

this

vertical, diagonal,

centre

is

laid in succession to the edge

horizontal, each one in turn

overcast back to the centre

;

when

overcast the second part of the edge.

The

circle

the circle

first

is

—and

complete,

diagonal back to the

loose button-hole loops are then worked,

two into each side of the round the first incomplete inner

FlG# 55>

—the

and the thread, passing is interlaced round the to strengthen and tighten it (compare side

loop,

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