By following the numbering from No. 1
to 21, in No. 472, a square place may be easily filled, and portions
of this arrangement applied to form groundwork of any shape desired.
Upon this groundwork tight point de Bruxelles stitches are worked, and
the dot worked upon these in one of the following ways:--
DOT or PICOT:--
Five tight point de Bruxelles stitches, one loose point de Bruxelles;
pass the needle under the loop and over the
thread, as shown in point de Venise bars No. 469, draw up, leaving a
small open loop as in tatting. Work five tight point de Bruxelles and
Proceed as above, but instead of continuing the tight stitches work
two or three tight stitches in the loop thus formed, and repeat.
Work four tight point de Bruxelles stitches, one loose, through which
pass the needle point, wind the thread three or four times round the
point, as shown in illustration No. 473, press the thumb tightly on
this, and draw the needle and thread through the twists. This is a
quick mode of making the picot, and imitates most closely the real
Illustration No. 473 also shows how
this stitch may be applied as a regular groundwork, but the
beauty of old point groundwork bars is the variety of form.
EDGES AND PURL FINISH.
The correct edging of lace is a most
important part of this art, and care should be taken to work a proper
edge for each kind of lace. Sorrento edging should be worked upon
Limoges lace. Spanish lace requires a full rich edge, as shown in No.
478, &c. The simplest edge is point de Bruxelles, which is worked
somewhat like the stitch No. 433, and is secured by a knot worked in
the braid. Many lace-workers omit this knot.
No. 475.--SORRENTO EDGING is worked
with one short and one long stitch alternately.
No. 476.--POINT DE VENISE is worked
precisely like that stitch,
three and even four stitches being worked in the loop.
No. 477.--POINT D'ANGLETERRE EDGING is
worked in point de Bruxelles, the thread being again drawn through the
braid before proceeding to the next stitch. This edging is strong and
No. 478.--POINT D'ESPAGNE
EDGING.--This stitch is easily worked. Insert
the point of the needle through the braid and wind the thread round it
20 times, draw the needle through these windings and draw the picot
tight, sew over the braid the space of 3 stitches, and repeat.
NOTE.--It will be observed that the
stitches here given are much enlarged for the sake of clearness in