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An Embroidery Book pleasant to work


it is

of a soft greyish-cream colour, which

combines well with the wools and braids, and the texture sufficiently open to allow of the threads being easily removed, which is a recommendation when preparing for the needle-weaving and the fringe. The stitchery is all done in wools, and the colours are dark heliotrope with two lighter tints, blues (two tones), greens, a dark and light emerald, and deep orange. The broad braid is of soft blue, the narrow of straw colour. The design forms a deep border divided into panels by bands of braid the bands are tacked into place by short buttonhole stitches in the darker shade of emerald green, between which are tiny little loop stitches (Fig. 3), in orange. The centre panel has a wide band of needleweaving, about three inches deep, which is divided up into five groups the groups are worked from the outside,




I., and the various colours are introduced into them. The most prominent colour in the scheme is blue, accentuated in this case by the blue braid, the blue edging, and the second and fourth groups of weaving, which are worked in two shades of blue. The first and fifth groups are woven in heliotrope with orange in the centre the middle group has light heliotrope on the outer parts and pale green on the inner. This same green is worked in oriental stitch on each side of the central 3-inch bar, while the stitchery between the rows of wide blue braid is in the lightest tint of heliotrope, tacked down with tiny stitches of the darkest shade. The two side panels are worked in satin stitch in two tones of heliotrope, each row of chequers being con-

inwards, as in Plate


nected by small chequers in light green 38


also are