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Decorative Flowers and Leaves always rubbing in the same direction

;

on removing the

tracing, the pattern should be perfectly clear.

Take a

brush and go over the design with Chinese white or red oil paint thinned with turpentine ; this is called pouncing. The superfluous chalk or charcoal will blow fine

off.

Carbon Paper. paper, which

—A

may

simpler method

is

to use carbon

be had in yellow, blue and red.

Fix

the material on a board and place the design carefully

and evenly on to

it.

Secure with drawing-pins at the

—leave the lower part the design — place the carbon —and paper, colour downwards,

top line a flap

free

;

like

raise

on to the material, then pin down the lower edges of the design. Do not put the pins through the carbon paper as they leave an ugly mark wherever pressure is applied thus rings and bracelets should be removed before tracing. The upper pins keep the design in position, and progress may be noted by removing the lower pins and lifting the tracing and the carbon paper without disturbing the ;

position of the design.

Yet another way a piece of tarlatan

is

to trace the design through on to

—an open-meshed muslin

;

this being

done, place the tarlatan over the material, take a drawing pen, and with Indian ink run over the lines already there. If this is

quickly done, a clear line should show on the

material.

Embroidery

sometimes gets rather puckered while working. It can be much improved, not by ironing, which is apt to flatten too much, but by stretching. Simple needle-weaving with flat stitchery may be laid on to two or three folds of blanket and Stretching.

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