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the firm edge which

it gives is sufficient without extra Begin at the right upper corner make three

stitching.

;

small overcast stitches to carry the thread into position for

working the

first

row, which consists of groups of

three button-hole stitches worked loosely into the edges

row fasten the again overcast three stitches work

of the braid or material

thread to the braid

at the

;

end

of the

;

;

the second row of button-hole into the loops or spaces of the previous row is filled

;

the last

way

until the space

row should be worked

into the braid,

continue in this

;

keep the others in position. Plate X. has the central portion enriched by a

in order to

filling

worked in button-hole in blue flax thread. It is commenced from the centre the lines of the pattern are then followed towards the outer edges (see description on ;

p.

112).

Plate

XL

shows a similar

filling,

in the flower

which is also worked in colour and finished on the inner row of buttonholing by a line of back at the corner,

stitch.

A

Diapered Border (Fig. 12a).— Quite an interesting Fig.

background

i2A.

tained

diapered

solid

may

be

by working

obthese

groups of three or five. The clusters are worked closely at the top the second row has the apex of each cluster fitting into the base of the preceding one. A very pleasing border in stitches

in

rows, in

;

contrasting colours

may

be obtained in this 60

way

;

the

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