No. 447.--CORDOVA STITCH is useful for
varying other stitches. It resembles the point de reprise of guipure
d'art, and is worked in a similar manner over and under the side of
squares formed by straight and parallel lines. (See No. 448.)
No. 448.--POINT DE REPRISE.--This
stitch is worked by darning over and
under two threads, forming a triangle. The space is filled by parallel
and crossway bars, placed at equal distances, and on the triangles
thus produced point de reprise is worked.
No. 449.--POINT BRABANÇON (Brabançon
Lace) is worked as follows:--Left to right. 1st row: 1 long loose, 1
short loose, point de Bruxelles alternately to end of row. 2nd row: 7
tight point de Bruxelles in the 1 long loose stitch, 2 short loose
point de Bruxelles in the short loose stitch of previous row, repeat.
3rd row: Same as first.
No. 450 is used for groundwork where
Brussels net is not imitated, and is very effective. It is begun in
the corner or crosswise of the space to be filled. A loose point de
Bruxelles stitch is first taken and fastened to the braid, then passed
twice through the braid as shown in illustration, and worked in rows
backwards and forwards as follows:--1 point de Bruxelles stitch;
before proceeding to the next stitch pass the needle under
the knot, over the thread, and again under it, as
shown in illustration No. 450. This stitch is very quickly worked. No.
451 shows point de fillet applied in filling a space, with a few
stitches of point de reprise worked upon this pretty groundwork.