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;

An

Book

Embroidery

and its value on that account is increased In the illustration, the various parts of the

expensive, tenfold.

design, colour

and stitchery are so

that a detailed description

ground

is

is

of linen of a firm quality

may be of linen or of any firm the embroidery

is

clearly brought out

not required. ;

The back-

the applied forms

material in wool or cotton

in wools, cottons

and

silks.

;

For the

method of working the button-hole filling, see Fig. 11. The large circular forms are fixed to the foundation with a row of chain stitch the little orange circles on the white ground are in the same stitch (Fig. i). The blue ;

bands are applied with darning or tacking stitch outlined with coral stitch (Fig. 2), the hem with button-hole stitch. The effective little groups of wl^ite on the green ground are in petal stitch (Fig> 3). All the little square blocks are in satin stitch.

How

interesting this con-

become to the needlewoman who mind and brain, and who applies her She would no ideas to decorate all manner of things. longer be content to work detached sprays of flowers and structional design can

uses her powers of

leaves, strewn promiscuously over her work, once she

make with simple shapes and with the aid of small pieces of bright-

discovered what good patterns she could

coloured patches and short lengths of material, which

she might adapt and use for many purposes. Various Button -hole Stitches. Button-hole stitch

—

is

one of the most

owing to its and adaptability, and the decision with marks a line. It can be used equally well useful of stitches,

construction

which

it

for plain needlework, embroidery, or needle-point lace for

borders or

fillings,

either

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open or

solid,

for the

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