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Drawn-Thread and White Work very good surface stitches, both of which make bold and most effective headings to a border or band of needle-weaving. Both depend considerably on the care with which the foundation stitches are worked if these are not equally distributed and the interlacing thread ;

carefully adjusted to form the circles or links of the

pattern the decorative value of the line or filling

A 60).

is

spoilt.

Border Stitch (Fig. To work as Fig. 60

three rows are required to complete the stitch. First

make other

Fig. 60.

a row of horizontal stitches on a level with each ;

then take a long thread and pass the needle, eye up under the first small stitch, down through

foremost,

the second, and so on,

the

till

first

row is

second row

completes the

An

finished

of

—the

interlacing

link.

Interlacing Border

or Filling (Fig. 61).—The stitch

may

also be used as

a background or

filling,

in

Fig. 61.

which case the ground must first be patterned over with alternating rows of horizontal and vertical stitches, equally spaced. The vertical stitches hold the lower and upper edges of the links together one such stitch is seen on the left of Fig. 60. Fig. 61 looks well if the foundation stitches are worked in one colour and the interlacing threads in another.

By

looking at the figure

it

will

be seen that four small

horizontal stitches are required to support the interlacing I

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