Extension Bulletin Volume 1-30

Extension Bulletin Volume 1-30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...to the outlining adding row after row until they come together at the center. Where the spaces are wider the number of lines must be increased. If the letter is desired rounded or higher at the center then two or three rows are worked on top of the padding there. The whole effect of the padding must be neat and compact, but the linen should not be drawn. It is better to have the padding stitches short on the wrong side, so that all of the padding will lie on the upper surface. Satin Stitch There are many stitches and combinations of stitches used for marking linen but one that is used the most is the satin stitch. It is also used for much of the fancy work. This is a substantial stitch which will wear for years and is beautiful if well done. A fine thread makes much prettier work than a coarse one. D. M. C. Xo. 30 is a good number to use, especially after it js laundered. Method of work: Use a single thread. Do not use any knots but begin in the design with 2 or 3 running stitches. The work is done from side to side of the design at right angles to it. After a little practice one may make the needle go down and up at the same time having the needle go from right to left. The stitch is usually worked toward the worker. The edges should be kept straight and the stitches worked close together so that the padding will all be covered; still the stitches FIGURE NO. 27 should not overlap. To work around curves the stitches on the inner side should be placed nearer together so that there will not need to be gaps on the outer edge. The wrong side should be as neat and smooth as the upper side. All of the stitches should be drawn equally tight so that the work when finished will look like a solid mass and not have individual stitches showing. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737822
  • 9781236737823