be covered with galoon or braid. Allow about 12 inches end for the wide hem, and from there about 14 inches for the needle-weaving. Get the centre line
of a measuring tape cut ten warp threads at each end of the bar, which in this material is about three;
quarters of an inch.
Great care must be taken in cutting
the top threads to see that they correspond exactly with those already cut. outer threads
It is a little,
good plan to draw the two
the tightening of which will
indicate the exact place to cut the upper ones.
bar should be worked before the adjacent bars are cut. strip of material about half an inch wide on
either side, then proceed to cut the weft threads, as before, for the broader
three-quarter inches wide, so that twenty-four threads are withdrawn.
In weaving these wide strips, a frame is of assistance on account of the very soft nature of the material the pattern should be easily followed from the illustration, but perhaps a few suggestions might help the beginner; Start with cream Fig. 31 gives the method of weaving. cotton or flax run a few stitches on the under side bring the needle to the point and weave, by passing over three of the double warp threads and under three, backwards :
and forwards, covered
until these upright threads are completely
necessary during this process to press
the threads closely from time to time, and care
must be taken not
to tighten the groups too
groups of colour to the end of the
gives five groups in
Repeat these woven bars strip, which cream flax and three in colour, jade
material will get puckered. in different