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Darning two threads, work

Stitches

more horizontal stitches, inand left, by one thread, so that

five

creasing in width, right

the sixth stitch covers twelve threads of the material.

Work

in oblique rows.

vandyke pattern may be worked over large backgrounds with good effect. Make five horizontal Strips of

stitches over five strands of canvas, each stitch being

below the other, but one thread to the right of the last then work four stitches beneath these, each stitch being this time one thread to the left of the one above it continue for length required. a level with the of

first

and

row on

Start the second

six or seven strands to the right

it.

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B, Arrow-head Filling. This is a useful covering the ground quickly. The three stitches are here formed over six vertical and ten horizontal threads, but, of course, the number must always depend upon the quality of the material. The vertical stitch is worked first, then the left slanting stitch, followed by the right. In working with loosely woven cloth, it is necessary to carry the working thread up behind the Fig.

stitch

for

material to the top to start each stitch.

more thread, but the

rather

work

is

and the

not puckered.

Fig. F, are

This uses

stitches lie better

worked

Star Filling.

—Here,

in successive rows.

regular, each one should be

a number of To make them

stars

quite

begun at the same point.

F

they are worked over sixteen strands start at the top left corner with a double stitch, then In the Fig.

:

make the horizontal stitch below, and so on

By

tightening the working thread a 31

little

till

a hole

complete. is

formed

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