Artistic embroidery; containing practical instructions in by Ella Rodman Church

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By Ella Rodman Church

Артистическая вышивка; практические инструкции в декоративных ветвях рукоделия (1888)ПРИМЕРЫ :страница 1страница 2страница 3страница 4страница five

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BORDER IM FLAT EMBROIDERY. THE FRENCH KNOT. This Ill is very useful for the centres of such flowers as the daisy and sunflower, and for filling up leaves in a showy manner. It is made by bringing the thread through to the front of the work, and holding it in the left hand, four or five inches from the work needle being in the right hand; the thread is twisted two or three times around the needle as close to the work as possible; then the point is turned down into the material nearly, but not exactly, where the thread came up; the needle is pulled through to the other side, and the thread Fig.

Of the cover there is a broader wreath; and corner-sprigs in gold thread are thickly interspersed with spangles and gold leaves. These elegant volumes, " In velvet bound and broidered o'er," are to be seen in the British Museum; and although the day is past for adorning book-covers in so showy a fashion, these articles may be more modestly ornamented with very good effect. Kid, or leather, makes a very suitable cover for a Bible or PrayerBook. Two shades of brown may be used for the border pattern in Figure 42 the figures in the lighter shade to be worked around with — gold thread, either in chain-stitch or in stalk-stitch.

Each bird is distinct, separately drawn, and having his own expression, mode of flight, and position in the line. The rest of the space is filled by horizontal bars of gold of varying widths, and groups of fan-stitches also in gold; these seem to indicate — the flat sunset clouds and the tops of the distant trees passed over by the storks in their flight. Both in Japanese and Chinese work, the subjects are sometimes partly painted and partly embroidered; and the two are so happily blended, that it is diflicult, at a little distance, to see where one kind of work stops and the other begins.

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