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6th Round.-Small mesh, 1 stitch in Thus there will be 3 darned diamonds each, missing 1 stitch, netting the next, of 4 meshes between every darned line and returning to the missed one all of diamonds. Thread a needle with round.
No. 5, and insert it in the mesh at the 7th Round.—Small mesh, 1 stitch in right-hand corner of the centre darned each.
diamond, pass a bead into the mesh and Net 12 rounds more, the same as 7th slip the needle under the thread to the round.
next mesh ; before putting in another 20th Round.-Flat mesh, net 2 stitches bead, take a back stitch over the thread in each.
under which you just passed the needle, 21st Round.—Small mesh, same as 6th then slip on another bead, and so on all round.
round the close diamonds. 22nd and 23rd Rounds.—Small mesh, Now with No. 80 do a row of loose 1 stitch in each.
buttonhole stitch all round the beads, Fasten off, cut away the foundation, taking each stitch in a bead mesh; draw up the stitches tightly, and with then do another row of buttonhole the Mecklenburgh No. 5 darn the first stitches in the same meshes, reversing round of meshes closely. Then in the the stitches, taking one in each mesh 13 rounds of small netting darn 1 line opposite the one already done, and passof diamonds the entire depth of small ing the needle every time through the netting, which will be 13 diamonds, loop made in the last row. This will with Mecklenburgh No. 5, miss 6 fill the entire space between the darned meshes, darn the 7th line of diamonds; lines. continue thus all round the D’Oyley. Darn every mesh of the 21st round Now miss 2 meshes from the top of a with No. closely, and in the last row darned line, and darn 4 with the same knot a fringe about an inch in depth. thread. Miss 3 meshes downward from Care must be taken that all the darnthis, and darn 4 more. Miss 3 again ing runs the same way, and the beads and darn 4, repeat all round.
may be omitted if desired.
LADY'S WATCH-POCKET, IN NETTED EMBROIDERY.
[The accuracy of the following directions is guaranteed; the Lady's Watch pocket having been
worked from the type, and all errors corrected.] Materials.-One Reel Crochet Cotton No. 16; two Meshes, the same as those used in the Netted D'Oyley; a Netting Needle; one skein of coloured Wool, of any colour to suit the drapery of the room; a yard of inch-wide sarcenet Ribbon; a round of Cardboard ; and a small piece of Silk the same colour as the Wool. On a foundation of 28 stitches net 2nd Round.— Wide meshes, 2 stitches one round with wide mesh.
in each. 2nd Round.-Small mesh, one in each. 3rd Round. - Small mesh, net 2 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th.-Same as 2nd. stitches together all round. 7th Round.—Large mesh, 2 in each. 4th Round.-Small mesh, 1 in each. 8th Round.-Small mesh, 1 in each. Do. 6 more rounds the same. 9th and 10th Rounds.-Same as 8th. 11th Round.—Small mesh, 2 stitches
Fasten the thread, and with the wool in each. cover the entire outside round of 12th Round.-Small mesh, 1 in each. meshes with loosely-wrought button- 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th Rounds.hole stitches. This forms the first round Small mesh, 1 stitch in each. of the pocket.
Fasten off and work the edge as On the same foundation, with wide before. mesh, net 1 plain round.
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In the 14th round darn every alter- work the edge as before; darn every nate diamond with the wool.
| alternate diamond in 6th round. On a foundation of 18 stitches with Take a round of cardboard the size of wide mesh net 1 round.
a large watch, leaving about an inch 2nd Round.—Small mesh, 2 in each. above the round at the top, cover it 3rd Round. - Small mesh, 1 in each. with the silk, lay the first piece of netDo 5 more rounds the same, and ting flat on it, and stitch it round.
Now take the second piece and stitch Stitch the other piece of netting to the the 5th round of diamonds down tightly, middle of this, and finish with a knot rather more than half round, so as to of ribbon in the centre. Attach a piece make the edge come to the 7th round double, about
three inches long
, to the of the first piece. This will leave it top, and add a rosette and ends. loose in the centre to form the pocket.
Instructions in Tatting, or Frivolité. The only necessary implements for knot must be invariably formed by the tatting are a shuttle or short netting- thread which passes round the fingers needle, and a gilt pin and ring, united of the left hand. If the operation is by a chain. The cotton used should be reversed, and the knot formed by the strong and soft. There are three avail. cotton connected with the shuttle, the able sizes, Nos. 1, 2, and 3. Attention loop will not draw up. This is occashould be paid to the manner of holding sioned by letting the cotton from the the hands, as on this depends the grace shuttle hång loosely instead of drawing or awkwardness of the movement. Fill it out and holding it tightly stretched. the shuttle with the cotton (or silk) re- When any given number of these double quired, in the same manner as a netting stitches are done, and drawn closely toneedle. Hold the shuttle between the gether, the stitches are held between the thumb and first and second fingers of first finger and thumb, and the other the right hand, leaving about half a fingers are withdrawn from the circle of yard of cotton unwound. Take up the cotton, which is gradually diminished cotton, about three inches from the end, by drawing out the shuttle until the between the thumb and first finger of loop of tatting is near or entirely the left hand, and let the end fall in the closed. The tatted loops should be palm of the hand; pass the cotton quite close to each other, unless direcround the other fingers of the left hand tions to the contrary are given. (keeping them parted a little), and bring The pin is used in making an ornait again between the thumb and fore- mental edge, something like purl edging, finger, thus making a circle round the thus:-Slip the ring on the left-hand extended fingers. There are only two thumb, that the pin attached may be stitches in tatting, and they are usually ready for use. After making the redone alternately; this is therefore termed quired number of double stitches, twist a double stitch.
the pin in the circle of cotton, and hold The first stitch is called the English it between the forefinger and thupib, stitch, and made thus :-Let the thread whilst making more double stitches ; between the right and left hands fall repeat. The little loops thus formed towards you ; slip the shuttle under the are termed picots. thread between the first and second Trefoil Tatting is done by drawing fingers; draw it out rather quickly, three loops up tightly, made close tokeeping it in a horizontal line with the gether, and then leaving a short space left hand. You will find a slipping loop before making more. The trefoil is is formed on this cotton with that which sewed into shape afterwards with a went round the fingers. Hold the shut- needle. tle steadily, with the cotton stretched To join loops.—When two loops are tightly out, and with the second finger to be connected, a picot is made in the of the left hand slip the loop thus made first, wherever the join is required. under the thumb.
When you come to the corresponding The other stitch is termed French part of the second loop, draw the thread stitch ; the only difference being, that which goes round the fingers of the left instead of allowing the cotton to fall hand through the picot with a needle, towards you, and passing the shuttle pulling through a loop large enough to downwards, the cotton is thrown in a admit the shuttle. Slip this through, loop over the left hand, and the shuttle then draw the thread tight again over passed under the thread between the the fingers, and continue the work. In first and second fingers upwards. The many patterns a needle is used to work
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over, in buttonhole stitch, the thread needle used to buttonhole over bar which passes from one loop to another. wherever they occur. A long needleful of the same cotton or Picots are also sometimes made with silk used for the tatting is left at the the needle and cotton in working over beginning of the work, and a common these bars.
Materials. – Evans' tatting cotton, Boulton's steel shuttle, and a purling pin. The size of the cotton must depend upon the nature of the article which the edging is designed to trim. As a general rule, No. 1 is suitable for ladies' jupes, children's drawers, and other articles made in calico. No. 2 is a medium size, and will do for finer drawers, and generally for things made in jaconet or cambric muslin. No. 3 is very fine, and fit for infants' robes, caps, ladies' collars, &c. end of the cotton with a sewing needle. Draw up this loop rather tighter; work
1st Pattern. — Begin by threading the picot ; 9 double, 1 picot, 3 double. Double the cotton, allowing a long on it 7 buttonhole stitches, and 2 on the needleful on the needle; and holding thread afterwards. the doubled end between the finger and thumb, do 14 buttonhole stitches with join to the picot
, 12 double
, 1 picot,,
? 4th Loop.-(At the point.) 2 double
, the needle. The thread can then be double
. Draw this loop up quite tightly
; drawn up tight, so as not to leave a Work 2 buttonhole stitches on the thread loop. Now begin with the shuttle. afterwards.
1st Loop.-12 double stitches, 1 picot, 4 double, draw up the loop, but not 1
5th Loom.—3 double, join, 9 double, tightly, and work with the needle on third. 'Work on it 7 buttonhole stitches
, the bar of thread 10 buttonhole stitches. and i on the thread afterwards. Slip
2nd Loop.— With the needle, do 2 the needle through between the two buttonhole stitches on the thread before buttonhole stitches after the second beginning this loop. 4 double, join to loop, and draw the thread through, the picot of the last; 8 double, i picot, allowing for a bar on which 6 buto 4 double. Draw this up like the first, tonhole stitches can be worked. By and work on the bar 10 buttonhole doing
these the thread" is brought stitches. 2 more on the thread before back to the fifth loop; do one more
buttonhole stitch on the thread, and 3rd Loop. — 4 double; join to the proceed to the