ILLUSTRATION 112 (An Ear of Corn
in Point de Minute).
ILLUSTRATIONS 113, 114, &
116 (Bluebell in Raised Satin Stitch).--This flower is worked
partly in separate pieces, as has
described. Illustration 116 shows the raised part stretched out flat.
When it is finished it is fastened down along the dotted line on No.
114, which shows the inner part of the flower.
ILLUSTRATION 115 (Flower in Point
de Minute).--This stitch is here worked over a thick foundation
of chain stitches. For raised patterns it looks very well.
116 & 117 (Flower worked in Appliqué).--To work in appliqué,
two materials, either similar or different, are needed. You can work
either in appliqué of muslin on muslin, or of muslin on net, or of net
on net. Muslin on Brussels net is the prettiest way of working in
appliqué; we will therefore describe it: the other materials are
worked in the same manner. Trace the pattern on the muslin, fasten the
latter on the net, and trace the outlines of the pattern with very
small stitches work them in overcast stitch with very fine cotton,
taking care not to pucker the material. The veinings are worked in
overcast. When the pattern has been embroidered cut away the muslin
round the outlines with sharp scissors, so that the net forms the
grounding (see No. 117). The greatest care is required in cutting out
the muslin to avoid touching the threads of the net.
ILLUSTRATIONS 118 & 119 (Narrow
Borders).--It will be easy to work these borders from the above
instructions. Observe only that on border 118 the outer row of
scallops is worked first, then the button-hole stitch row, and the
rest afterwards. The spots are edged all round in knotted stitch. The
wheels in the centre of the eyelets of No. 119 are worked with very
fine cotton in loose button-hole stitch; they are wound round with the
cotton in a second row.
ILLUSTRATIONS 120 TO 122.--Three
strips of insertion, which are worked nearly like the ladder stitch.
For No. 120, in tracing the outlines, make two small knots at short
distances by winding the cotton four times round the needle, as can be
seen in illustration; the windings are held down with the thumb of the
left hand, draw the needle through, and a knot is formed. The outlines
are worked in button-hole stitch only when all the knots have been
made, and then the material is cut away underneath. Illustration 121
is a variety of the slanting ladder stitch.
Illustration 122.--The cross threads
are worked in two rows in the common herring-bone stitch, as can be
seen by the black lines on the illustration. The straight lines at the
top and at the bottom are worked in double overcast; lastly, the
wheels are worked in a row as described for the star pattern, No. 104.