The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850 eBook

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16th row. 5 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, missing 2 loops between each long; repeat.—­

17th row.  Double crochet.—­18th row. 5-chain crochet.

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[Illustration:  No. 39.  APRON.]

[Illustration:  No. 40.]

[Illustration:  No. 41.]

[Illustration:  No. 42.  SCARF.]

[Illustration:  No. 43.]

[Illustration:  No. 44.]

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EMBROIDERY

39.  APRON.

Materials—­Black satin and four shades of crimson, two ditto of blue, three ditto of green, and white embroidery silk.

Draw the design on the satin, and work in embroidery stitch the large flowers with the shades of crimson, commencing each petal with the second shade, then work with the third, and finish with the lightest.  Commence the centre of the flower with the lightest, then work with the second shade, after which work the two upper divisions with the two next shades in regular order.  Work the cup of the flower with the middle shade of green, and the piece beneath with the second shade of crimson.  Work the stems with the lightest green, and the leaves with the other two shades.  Work the centre part of the small flowers with the darkest crimson, the small petals which encircle this with the next shade of crimson; then work with the darkest blue, after which with the lightest, and finish the edge of the flower with white.  Work the pockets and the band in a similar manner, and finish with cord and tassels.

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TAMBOUR

42.  LIMERICK LACE SCARF.

Materials—­Brussels net, French working-cotton No. 120, Raworth’s sewing-cotton No. 100, and a fine pearl edge.

Work the outline of the pattern and the edge with French cotton in tambour-stitch, and fill in the spaces with the sewing-cotton in the same stitch, or, if preferred, in darning-stitch; work dots in the places indicated in the design, and, after washing the scarf, sew a pearl edge all round.

A description of head-dress, for which this scarf is intended, will be found in the London and Paris fashions of No. 126 of the Lady’s Newspaper.

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NETTING

45.  A KNITTING-BAG.

Materials—­Raworth’s crochet-thread No. 40; a reel of pink cotton of the same size, or two pieces of white and two of pink netting-silk; three silk pink and white tassels; two yards and a half of silk bag-cord; half-a-yard of pink sarsnet; three meshes cornucopia gauge of No. 1, No. 6, and one No. 11; two netting-needles; and a piece of cane used for drawn bonnets.

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