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An

Embroidery Book

Greenhouse Shading. for

—A

greenhouse shading, which

of the large seed merchants,

from 54 inches to 72 inches. lends itself to

all

soft

may is

creamy netting used be obtained from any

made It

in different widths

has an open mesh and

types of darning and needle-weaving

the narrow widths

make

excellent semi-transparent sash

may

be brightened by applied bands of coloured linen or chintz, and finished with rows of simple curtains,

which

running or tacking stitch in wools or in some of the coarser makes of embroidery cottons. (Plate VIII.) The thicker quality has a closer mesh and is admirable for coverlets

and hangings.

These,

when edged and

decorated with lines of bright-coloured washing braids, and wide borders of coloured cretonnes which again

may be connected with bars of needle-weaving or darning,

any simple stitchery make charming and economical articles, such as any housewife might well be proud to possess. (Plates V. and VI.) Covers and runners to match might complete the set. This would be a pleasant she and instructive work for a girl's leisure hours

or

;

might make just such a

bedroom, with the addition of chair covers and cushions, adorning them beautifully with some simple design and a colour scheme of her

own

set for her

choosing.

Damask and Huckaback. —Damask simple-patterned

backgrounds,

twilled

linens,

with

sheetings,

of

makes, and huckabacks, can be used most and luncheon sets the soft, warm, creamy tone of the unbleached material blends harmoniously with bright-coloured threads and wools. Titian Canvas. Many coarser and more loosely various

effectively for runners, mats,

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