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An embroidery

Embroidery Book

they are to be applied to articles which Crewel and tapestry wools, to be had in hanks, " white heather " mending in balls, are very convenient for needle-weaving and canvas work, and they may be had in beautiful colours. if

require frequent washing.

Silks.

Silks

of

makes,

different

embroidery

or

and a soft, thick variety known good for various purposes. The

knitting, filosel, filo-floss as " Tyrian," are all latter

is

particularly useful for couching lines

—a bright, glossy

;

filo-floss

with no twist in it requires some skill in the manipulating of it, therefore filosel or mallard floss, each of which has a slight twist on it, is better for the less-skilled worker. Carpet chenilles in colours, both silk

cotton and woollen, applied to coarse canvas or sacking,

making of mats and rugs. Woollen and mohair, cotton and brush braids of the common skirt type, carpet and binding braids, cords and French tapes, coloured and washing gimps, all may be used with advantage for embroidery. It is better to shrink some of the loosely woven skirt and carpet braids before applying them to the material, or they are apt to pucker

are used for the

the material after washing.

Good

needles should always be used, with well-drilled,

good-sized eyes.

may

so that they

the material

;

Care should be taken to choose them be exactly suited to the thread and to

the eye should be large enough to hold the

thread easily, in which case

it

will

make

a hole in the

foundation of a sufficient size to allow the thread being pulled through without roughening are very pleasant to use suitable for cotton

and

—numbers

it.

flaxes, crewel

10

Scientific sharps

four, five

and

and

six, are

chenille,

and

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