The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850 eBook

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To unite the fulness on the wristband to the upper band of insertion, turn them both on the wrong side, and hold them as if they were to be sewn together, the insertion being at the back.  Take the first loop, and the centre stitch of the first scallop, on the needle, and work 1 s c to unite them, 3 c s, s c the next loop and centre stitch of the next scallop, o 4 c s, s c the next loop and centre of first scallop in next flounce together, 3 c s, s c next loop and next scallop, o * 4 c s, s c next loop and next scallop, 2 c s; take the next loop on the needle without the scallop, and s c once round it, 2 c s, s c the next loop and next scallop together; repeat from * to end of row, except on the two last flowers, which must be worked as from o to o.

For the Edging on the Wristband.—­Commence on the first scallop of the insertion, * 5 c s, s c into next scallop, 6 c s, s c into next scallop; repeat from * to end of row.

2d row. 10 c s, 1 l s, into first loop of last row, * 3 c s, 1 l s into same loop, 3 c s, 1 l s into next loop; repeat from * to end of row.—­

3d row. 7 c s, d c round every loop of last row.—­

4th row. 4 c s, 1 l s into every loop of last row.—­

5th row.  Begin on the first loop of third row, 6 c s, 5 l s into first loop of last row, 4 c s, d c into next loop, * 4 c s, 5 l s into next loop, 4 c s, d c into next loop; repeat from *.—­

6th row. 4 d c stitches round first loop of 6 c s in last row, 8 c s, * miss the 5 l s, d c four times round the next loop of 4 c s, 4 d c round the next loop, 8 c s; repeat from *.—­

7th row.  Begin on first loop of 8 in last row, 7 c s, s c between the two loops of 4 d c each, * 7 c s, s c round the centre of 8 c s in last row, 10 c s, d c round the same loop, 7 c s, s c between the two loops of 4 d c; repeat from * to end of row.  This finishes the edging.

D c round the ends of the puffings, taking in the ends left on finishing the rows.  Make a chain of 15 stitches at the ends of the two bands of insertions, and s c into the edge for a small loop.  D c round these twenty-four times, and sew a small pearl button on the other ends of the bands.  The insertion may have a narrow satin ribbon run through the open holes, finished by a small bow at the upper part of the sleeve.

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[Illustration:  No. 33.  Flower-Stand.]

[Illustration:  No. 34.  Cover for Tassel of Window-Blind.]

[Illustration:  No. 35.  Under-Sleeve.]

[Illustration:  No. 36.  Smoking Cap.]

[Illustration:  No. 37.  Baby’s Cap.]

[Illustration:  No. 38.  Border for a Baby’s Cap.]

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EMBROIDERY IN BRAID

36.  SMOKING CAP.

Materials—­Claret-coloured velvet, gold braid, and a gold band and tassels.

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