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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 with a white crayon, and work in embroidery-stitch with gold twist or the silks, as may be preferred; if the silks are used, work the leaves with the shades of green, the stems with brown, the pansy with the shades of violet and yellow, the buds of the rose with the greens and the rose-colours, and the forget-me-nots with blue, carefully blending the shades as may be suggested by the taste of the worker.  Finish with a row of gold twist sewed round the edge of the case.

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EMBROIDERY

15.  COLLAR AU FESTON.

Materials—­Cambric muslin and French working-cotton No. 80, or black silk and fine sewing-silk.

Having drawn the pattern on the material, work the lines and the edge in button-hole stitch; then cut out the spaces between the lines, leaving only the parts which are worked.

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[Illustration:  No. 10.  SERVIETTE]

[Illustration:  No. 11.  SCREEN.]

[Illustration No. 12.  LONG PURSE IN HONEYCOMB PATTERN.]

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SCAGLIOLA WORK

16.  CARD-CASE.

See directions in page 22.

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EMBROIDERY

19.  CLARET-JUG MAT.

Materials—­White silk or cachmere; three shades of scarlet, three of blue, three of green, and two of yellow chenille; five shades of scarlet Berlin wool, two skeins of each shade; and two skeins of white wool.

Draw the pattern on the material; work in embroidery-stitch the centre flower with the shades of scarlet, and the stamens of the flower with two shades of yellow.  The buds are worked with scarlet, the small flowers with blue, and the leaves with green.

Work the fringe from the directions for fringe for liqueur-stand, and line with green silk.

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EMBROIDERY

20, 21.  CORNER FOR HANDKERCHIEF.

Materials—­French cotton No. 120.

Work in raised satin stitch.

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CROCHET.

22.  COVER FOR EASY-CHAIR.

Materials—­Raworth’s crochet-thread No. 21, and pink and drab crochet-thread of corresponding quality.

With drab make a chain the length required.—­

1st and 2d rows.  Double crochet.—­

3d row. 1 long, 2 chain, miss 2; repeat.—­

4th row. 1 long, 5 chain, (a) 5 long, 5 chain, miss 5; repeat from (a).—­

5th row. 1 long, 4 chain, (a) 5 long, worked on the last stitch of chain and above the first four long of last row; repeat from (a).—­

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