No. 437.--POINT D'ESPAGNE (Spanish
Point) is worked from left to right as follows:--Insert the needle in
the edge of the braid, keeping the thread turned to the right,
bringing it out inside the loop formed by
the thread (see illustration No. 437); the needle must pass from the
back of the loop through it. Pass the needle under the stitch and
bring it out in front, thus twice twisting the thread, which produces
the cord-like appearance of this stitch. At the end of each row fasten
to the braid and return by sewing back, inserting the needle once in
every open stitch.
No. 438.--POINT D'ESPAGNE (Close) is
worked in the same way as open point d'Espagne, but so closely as to
only allow the needle to pass through in the next row. This stitch is
also worked from left to right; fasten to the braid at the end of each
row, and sew back to the left again.
No. 439.--TREBLE POINT D'ESPAGNE is
worked in exactly the same way as the open and close point d'Espagne,
as may be seen in illustration No. 439.
Three close stitches, one open, three
close to the end of each row. Sew back, and in the next row begin one
open, three close, one open, then close to the end; repeat the rows as
far as necessary, taking care that
the close and open stitches follow in regular order. Diamonds, stars,
and various patterns may be formed with this stitch.
No. 440.--POINT DE GRECQUE is begun
from left to right, is worked backwards and forwards, and is begun by
one stitch in loose point de Bruxelles and three of close point
d'Espagne; then one Brussels, three point d'Espagne to the end of the
row; in returning work back in the same manner.
No. 441. POINT DE VALENCIENNES (Valenciennes
Stitch).--This stitch appears complicated, but is really easy to work.
Begin at the left hand
and work six point de Bruxelles stitches at unequal distance, every
alternate stitch being larger.
Upon the first large or long stitch work 9 close button-hole stitches,
then 1 short point de Bruxelles stitch under the one above, then 9
close stitches, and so on to the end of row (right to left).
5 close button-hole in the 9 of previous row, 1 short point de
Bruxelles, 2 close in the Bruxelles stitch, 1 short point de Bruxelles,
5 close, 1 short point de Bruxelles, 2 close, l short, 5 close, 1
short, and repeat. 4th row: 5 close, 1 short point de Bruxelles, 2
close, 1 short, 5 close, 1 short, 2 close, l short, and repeat.
Continue the rows until sufficient of the pattern is worked.