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CHAPTER LAID "

WORK

VII

BASKET AND LINE STITCHES

And thou shalt embroider the coat make the girdle of needlework."

of fine linen,

and thou

shalt

—

A

Sideboard Cloth. Plate VI. gives an example of a very handsome sideboard cloth. The canvas is of the tough hard-wearing type, generally used to cover basket hampers, but under the skilful fingers of the embroideress it became a beautiful piece of work, with which one might The illustration well adorn a good piece of furniture. shows the design, which is of the simple straight-line type.

The canvas,

warm brown

;

of rather a

heavy weight,

is

of a rich

the threads of floss embroidery linen are

in rich blue, tussore colour, emerald green, grey-green, a

The design

pale blue-green and brown. ends, where

it

is

placed at the

forms bars and blocks of rich colouring.

about 8 or 9 inches, 6\ inches for the emand z\ inches for the wide band of braid. The stitchery is made up of bars of needle-weaving with bars and blocks of solid embroidery. The wide bands at the top and foot, enclosing the central portion, are of needleEach band is weaving in a perfectly simple pattern. about 1 inch wide they are worked in blue-brown and It occupies

broidery,

;

three shades of green.

woven

in tussore

and

The bar

light green,

in the central panel

in satin atitch of emerald green.

6j

is

surrounded by a border

The upright bars

or

Embroideryboo00arth  
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