CHAPTER LAID "
BASKET AND LINE STITCHES
And thou shalt embroider the coat make the girdle of needlework."
of fine linen,
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.
of rather a
of a rich
the threads of floss embroidery linen are
in rich blue, tussore colour, emerald green, grey-green, a
pale blue-green and brown. ends, where
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
three shades of green.
in the central panel
in satin atitch of emerald green.
surrounded by a border
The upright bars