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An may

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be achieved by means of braid in the decoration of

a useful bag

page 153. Charming hand-made braids which may be used for many purposes, such as waist cords, latchets, ties, belts, hat bands (Fig. 40), may be made by means of an embroidery frame, a lace cushion or a small hand loom. For the handles and joinings of bags, see chapter on ;

for description, see

needle-weaving.

Beads and buttons are useful

for

—

ornamentation they may be placed

give richness and weight wherever they

;

and

as an addition to fringes (Fig. 35), tassels and ties, they are most effective. Flat beads and buttons may be

applied to embroidery provided they do not interfere

with the use of the object

were in

such

constant

;

use

this

as

they would do to

require

if

it

frequent

washing.

Small beads

may

often take the place of French knots,

much the same appearance to a border or hem. Washing galoons and gimps, bindings and trimmings, may be effectively applied to dainty little tea and luncheon sets, as well as to children's dresses and giving

overalls,

they

may

be further embellished with narrow

borders of needle-weaving worked in coloured cottons or in flax threads.

For method of making see Chapter XI.

fringes, tassels

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and

braids, etc.,

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