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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 57 pages of information about The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850.

Draw the pattern on the material, and work in embroidery-stitch; the roses with the shades of crimson; the leaves with green, shading according to taste; and the stems with brown.  In working the designs for the corners, it is an improvement to introduce brown leaves occasionally.  Work a shaded fringe round the edge with the wools on a mesh an inch and a half in width.  Work the first round with white; the second, the lightest crimson; after which, work one round with each shade to the darkest; cut and comb the fringe, and line the mat with green silk.

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CROCHET APPLIQUE

61.  BORDER FOR A LACE SCARF OR VEIL.

Materials—­If for a black veil, fine black crochet-silk; if white, Raworth’s crochet-thread No. 70.

The illustration represents the corner of the border.

The Rose.—­1st row. 39 c s, 1 l s into eighth stitch, * 3 c s, miss 2, 1 l s into third; repeat from * to end of chain, except the last three stitches, then 6 c s, 1 s c into last stitch.—­

2d row. 5 c s, 1 l s over 1 s in last row (this row is worked on the other side of chain, where the two stitches were missed), * 2 c s, 1 l s over next 1 s; repeat from * to end of row.  Turn. 4 c s, 1 l s round the 2 c s of last row, * 1 c s, 1 l s round the 2 c s of next space; repeat from * to end of row.  Turn. 4 c s, miss one space, 1 l s into second space, * 1 c s, miss one space, 1 l s into second space; repeat from * to end of row.  After the last l s one space is left. 1 c s, 1 l s into this.  Turn. 4 c s, 1 l s into second space, 1 c s, miss one space, 1 l s into second, 1 c s, 1 l s into next, 4 c s, 1 s c into last space.  Fasten off.  Commence again on last s c stitch of first row. 3 l s, d l s into first space towards the top, 4 d l s into next space, 3 l s, 1 d c into third space, 3 l s, 2 d l s into next space, 3 t l s into top space, 2 d l s, 3 l s into next, 1 d c, 3 l s into next, 4 d l s into next, 4 d l s, 3 l s into next space.  Continue all round thus:  6 d l s into next or corner space, 4 d l s into next and every other space except the end, into which 5 d l s, 1 l s.  Turn. 4 c s, miss 2, s c into third, 4 c s, miss 2, d c into third, * 4 c s, miss 2, 1 l s into third.  Continue from * thirteen times, then 4 c s, d c into third stitch, 4 c s, miss 2, s c into third.  Turn. 4 d c round every 4 c s all along the last row, 9 c s, s c into middle stitch of the first of three scallops at the top of the rose, 9 c s, s c into second stitch of top scallop, 9 c s, s c into middle of top scallop, 9 c s, s c into last stitch but one of same scallop, 9 c s, s c into middle of next scallop, 9 c s, s c into first of 4 d c stitches round the space of last row * 9 c s, miss 6, s c into seventh; repeat from * until these chains meet where they were begun; then * 1 l c s, s c into s c stitch on the other side of first chain; repeat from * all round.

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