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Decorative Flowers and Leaves

may

round, while a smaller one

be made by starting

with thirteen or fifteen chain and putting in fewer long trebles.

Wired Leaves (Fig. 69). Another type is made with two lengths

of

leaf

(Fig. 69)

of

covered green

any wire covered

will

wire

millinery

do so long as

—which

it

is

are tied together in

the centre with green silk and then

bent into the form of a leaf and foot with silk or

fastened at the wool.

The wire

with wool,

is

then interlaced

flax, or silk, or chenille, in

green, blue, or

any colour

desired.

FlG 6 9* As the weaving proceeds in and out, take care to push the rows closely together until the tip is reached pass the needle and thread twice round the tip and slip the needle down the centre to the stem, where the thread is wound round and round until it is firm and a sufficient length of stem is covered. Wired Flowers. Flowers may be made in the same way, each petal '

;

being treated as a leaf

;

five or six

are then tied together to form the

stem, and French or bullion knots

added in another colour to give stamens and pistil for the centre. A Useful Cord (Fig. 70).— Fig. 70 makes a very good finish Fig. 70.

for various purposes

;

is

a chain

made with double

stitch.

Begin

161

it

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