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and

Button-hole

Border

Stitches

under or upper stitches may be the they should not be varied on the same border, otherwise the regularity of the work will be figure, either the

longer, but

impaired.

Flowers in Button-hole Stitch (Plate XIII.).— Fig. it

may

1 1

be used for a solid or open groundstitch

;

makes a charming filling when worked over the material

for the petals of large flowers, each petal being outlined stitch, couching, or back stitching (Plate XL). working over a foundation, the first row and the only are fixed to the material the intervening rows

with chain

When last

are

;

worked into the headings

When

or loops of the preceding

with stitchery of this type are not of such a form as to allow of working continuously, each row of stitchery must be attached to the material at the sides, to keep it in position the rows rows.

the spaces to be

filled

;

are then

worked to and

fro

from right to

left,

or vice

versa.

"

—

A

Portiere " (Plate IV.). In this piece of work an excellent example of this method of filling is seen the groups of five stitches worked in lemon wool, on a black linen background, make a bright chequered effect, which adds both interest and distinction to the design. Button -hole Filling of a ;

Space

(Fig.

11).— Fig.

n

shows clearly the method of filling an open space in this The edges must be way. button-holed in described

for

unless a braid

the

manner

white is

used,

work,

when 59

Fig.

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