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threads, in groups

of

spaced so that the rings

two.

may

These must be equally be equal in size. After

the foundation stitches are worked proceed exactly as in

Take a long thread

Fig. 60. first

row

;

for the interlacing of the

pass the eye of the needle foremost through

the small stitches to prevent splitting of the threads

by a second row, which completes the ring. row of large back stitching with an interlacing thread which is worked in a similar way, and which makes a good firm follow

Fig. 13 gives a

heading to a border

line or

or

hem.

Two

Leaf

Fillings

62).—This

(Fig.

filling for

a leaf or oval form

worked

;

it

equally well for stitch.

quickly

is

may

be used a surface

Fig. 62 represents a

with a lace braid for the outline. The central thread which forms the mid-rib is stretched first, the

leaf

loosely

worked loops are then threaded over

this.

This

very simple arrangement looks remarkably well, and can be still further enriched by spacing the loops much wider apart, stretching horizontal lines across the spaces and forming little woven wheels, or rosettes, over them,

down

the mid-rib.

This

is,

of

course, a

much more

elaborate type of leaf, and would be used to

fill

quite a

large space.

There are

many

or oval spaces elles (Fig.

52)

simpler methods of

—

filling leaf

forms

a row of button-holing, point de Bruxworked round the inner edge, followed by

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