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CHAPTER

VI

BUTTON-HOLE AND

BORDER STITCHES AND OPEN FILLINGS

"

And

she that

is

Part of a Curtain.

HEMSTITCHING

wise, her time will pris."

—This

illustration

gives a part of a curtain, which

is

The design has been well considered. are admirably juxtaposed

;

(Plate IV.)

a fine piece of work.

The simple masses

they have been

skilfully

arranged in a manner singularly appropriate

As a

to

the

would generally be looked at from some distance there has been no time spent on minute detail which would involve unnecessary work.

piece of embroidery that

The

labour.

bold, yet dainty treatment of the needle-

and the whole arrangement of the and stitchery show that the purpose for which the embroidery was meant must have been continually in the mind of the worker. The circular massed forms in rich reddish-orange are set, most successfully, the one against the other the green masses, so simple in shape and satisfactory in

work

first-rate,

is

design, colour

;

colour, are clearly silhouetted against the dark back-

ground

;

the white oblongs with the

the applied

hem and bands

little

orange

circles,

in vivid blue, the interesting

all go to make a charmingly harmonious piece of simple decoration. Work of this type can be made from materials which are quite in-

variation in stitchery,

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