The lines of straw-coloured down with French knots in heliotrope The pattern of the stitching on the
in satin stitch.
braid are sewn (Figs. 22A, 22b).
bands of braid which border the design
as loop or oriental stitch
the needle is brought
out on one side of the braid and inserted on the other side, just opposite,
then brought out again in the centre
to the right, where the wool stitch
again brought out on the edge of
the braid, about half an inch further on, inserted on the lower edge and brought out in the middle again in order to tack the wool down.
These two stitches reversed give
of the insertion
three satin stitches
These looped or petal stitches worked in different ways can be used to form many pretty headings. The narrow edging on the selvedges between the lines of blue braid is charming it consists of two loops of heliotrope in two shades the one worked within the other with a closed looped stitch in orange between each pair. When all the embroidery is finished, the weft threads are withdrawn from the remaining ends of the material, which have been left for the fringe. Sometimes a fringe of a closer texture or of a different type is worked, or the material may be too short to allow of one in all of which cases a strip of cloth could be inserted under the braid and sewn down with the pattern, then fringed. It is generally advisable when working with narrow braids to take the ends through the material where they can be stitched firmly in place wider ones are often tied at the ends to prevent spreading, then turned in and stitched. in orange give a bright little note to the edging.