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;

An stitch.

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Linked chain and cable chain

elaborate forms of the

same

(Fig. 8) are

Much

stitch.

more

of the beauti-

is worked in chain on the wrong side, which gives the " quilting," or back stitch, on the right side. The Working of Tambour Stitch.—Tambour stitch, though of little use for small work, might still be employed very effectively as a quilting stitch, and for large pieces of work, such as table covers or hangings it is worked on a frame, and one can quickly acquire facility with the hook and accuracy in the working of it. Method : The material is put in a frame the thread a is kept underneath, where the left hand guides it sharp-pointed hook is kept in the right hand and passed through the material from the surface; it catches the thread from the under side and bring it up in a loop the hook is inserted again and the thread is again brought up in a loop through the preced-

ful

Persian quilting done on linens

stitch

;

;

;

ing loop.

To Work Chain

—To

Stitch

work chain

(Fig.

1).

stitch,

bring the thread out

at the beginning of the line;

hold

down with

it

thumb

;

the

left

place the needle into

the hole, which the

thread

already occupies, and take up a small piece of the material— this will

vary from one-sixteenth to one-eighth

according to the thread and material

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;

of

an inch

draw the thread

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