Image from page 64 of "Fancy work for pleasure and profit" (1905)
Authors: Heron, Adelaide E
Publisher: Chicago, Thompson & Thomas
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%m basket stitches, worked over the first and second lines, carry another overthe second and third, then over the third and fourth, and so on until space is filled. The outline of leaf maybe finished with heavy outlinestitch, and the leaf be alsovein i down the center, butthi^ IS a matter of fancy.Figure 43 shows a convention-alized lily worked over insingle basket stitch, which iswrought in the same manneras above described except thatinstead of carrying over theFIG. 43. lines three threads close to- gether a single thread is used, and the outline is finished by a row of artcord sewed down with invisible stitches. Close Basket Stitch.This stitch is rich and effective when applied to large unbroken spaces m if
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CLOSE BASKET STITCH. FIG. 44. DOUBLE BASKET STITCH. namely: ovals, broad or long pointed leaves without many serations, andI^rtions of conventionalized designs that need accentuation by a heavy EMBROIDERY STITCHES. 45 massed effect of color. The materials for working close basket stitchdepend upon the background; if that be of heavy fabric, then rope silk andart cord will be most suitable; if, however, it is desired to ornament portionsof design on linen or light satin or silk, then wash twist will answer thepurpose better. At all events the silk used should have a slight twist.To work: first lay the darker of the two shades of rope silk evenly andclose together from one edge of outline to the other, back and forth; besure that the threads lie evenly, side by side. With the next lighter shadeof silk weave over and under, in basket darning, crossing four strands ofsilk each time. The weaving is done with four strands of silk, one at a time.Figure 44 shows double basket and close basket
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