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Decorative Flowers and Leaves hook from below into it, then carry the thread round the right prong and pass it over the point of the hook pull it through the loop make one chain put the thread round the left prong and turn the fork to the right slipping the hook over the right prong at the same time so that it remains in the same position between the prongs with the handle insert the hook into the stitch on the to the worker left prong from below catch the thread and pull through there are now two loops on the hook close these by putting the thread over and drawing it through both. Repeat with the thread round the left prong as before. Raffia. A simple braid is done in three movements, the fork being turned between each three. When the fork is filled, closely covered, slip off the loops and reinsert the two prongs into the last five or six loops, thread towards the worker.

Insert the

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then continue for the required length.

may

braids

Two

or three

be joined together by slipping one loop over

may be taken and two may be joined together by a double

another, or a contrasting thread loops on the one side

make

two loops on the other working in this way, the joining forms a little row of Vandykes in chain stitch. The outer edges are then strengthened by one double stitch into two loops two chain one double two chain, and so on. stitch into the next two loops Carpet and skirt braids may be joined together by means of an insertion made in twine or raffia the latter being the more decorative. After making a row of gimp on a wide-pronged fork, connect it to the carpet braid by working two double crochet stitches into each loop stitch

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then

side, joined again,

three chain

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then three chain

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