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A worked

Table Scarf

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

same way

as loop or oriental stitch

is

worked

in the

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

;

the needle

is

is

tacked

down with

a tiny

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.

the

diamond shape

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 When all the embroidery is finished, the weft threads are withdrawn from the remaining ends of the material, which have been left for the fringe.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.

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