Construction and Design washing, but by the use of braids (Plate VI.), and bindings (Plate VIII.),
and bands (Plate edges,
hand-made beads and
buttons, raffia and plaited straw.
Thus, the amateur will find it well worth while giving some thought to the making-up and finishing off of her embroidery. She will soon realise, too,
the possibilities of making
devices herself wherewith to adorn her work,
end when she has contrived
will feel well repaid in the
some simple embellishment at little extra cost. Hand-made cords and tassels (Figs. 3 8a and 41), fringes and edgings (Figs. 34 and 42), may soon be made by skilful fingers bright- coloured skirt braids and carpet bindings and hand-made cords of dyed string or wool give a decorative effect to hems and borders a wide hem looks ;
well with a heading of brush braid or a piping of coloured
galoon or narrow Russian braid oversewn with wool, or a narrow band of needle-weaving.
Material and edges
may be be completed simply,
and economically, by means
of these braids,
connected with dainty joining stitches (Figs. 26 and 29). Wools of various qualities may be brought into service to
for cushions, etc.
be decorated and joined with insertion stitches, worked
(Fig. 25), or
by the crochet needle
may be secured by
(Fig. 63) latchets of wool, thread, or
which are easy of manipulation and than machine-made articles.
much prettier By referring
to Plate XIII.,
be seen that
Published on Oct 27, 2016