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Construction and Design washing, but by the use of braids (Plate VI.), and bindings (Plate VIII.),

cords

and

tassels,

and bands (Plate edges,

linings,

hand-made beads and

IV.),

fringes,

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,

many

the possibilities of making

of

these ingenious

devices herself wherewith to adorn her work,

and she

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.

may

be joined,

brightened, artistically

chair

dress

backs

fitments

Material and edges

may be be completed simply,

and runners

may

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

make

fringes

and cords

for cushions, etc.

;

seams

may

be decorated and joined with insertion stitches, worked

by hand

(Fig. 25), or

fastenings silk,

by the crochet needle

may be secured by

or cord,

(Fig. 63) latchets of wool, thread, or

which are easy of manipulation and than machine-made articles.

all of

much prettier By referring

to Plate XIII.,

27

it

may

be seen that

much

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