The Dictionary of Needlework [Vol. I] by S. F. A. Caulfeild, Blanche Saward, Sophia Frances Anne

By S. F. A. Caulfeild, Blanche Saward, Sophia Frances Anne Caulfeild

The dictionary of needlework, an encyclopaedia of creative, undeniable, and fancy needlework, dealing absolutely with the main points of the entire stitches hired, the tactic of operating, the fabrics used, the that means of technical phrases, and, the place beneficial, tracing the starting place and heritage of some of the works defined. Illustrated with upwards of 800 wooden engravings. simple stitching, textiles, dressmaking, home equipment, and phrases, by way of S. F. A. Caulfeild. Church embroidery, lace, and decorative needlework, via Blanche C. Saward. London, L. U. Gill, 1882

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These threads are ar- all G Buttonhole Stitch. silk and worsted, with a about 42 inches wide, and This is one of the new designais used for mom'ning. tions under which bombazine is now known. There is a variety called Barathea cloth, a soft, durable, woollen textile, having a small diaper pattern. It is 24 inches in width. There is also a fancy Barathea, having a crape ground and brocaded spots, and a diagonal Barathea, which is woven with fancy stripes. The woollen kinds measure 42 inches in width.

These long stitches must foUow the curves of the leaf or flower. Anriphrygium. The earliest term applied to the gold fringes that bordered the garments of the ancients, and — that are supposed to have given the idea of lace. The Phrygian embroiderers in gold and silver wei-e world-famed, and hence the word, though the work was not necessarily executed by them. Canon Brook derives the more modern " Orphrey " from Aurifrisia and Aiirvphrygia, and considers that these borders to cope or alb were the combined work of goldsmith and embroiderer.

Which it is worn, and is widths and all 2? degrees of fineness, and is usually made of cotton. brought from the Indian province of that name; also an Wool, otherwise called Geeman Wool and Meeino. Manufactured for the purpose of knitting and embroidery. It is to be had in two sizes, the single and the double. Keighley, in Yorkshire, is the chief seat of the manufacture, and the Wool is sold either in skeins or by weight. A quantity of real German Wool ia brought into Great Britain in a raw state, and is combed, spun, and dyed, chiefly in Scotland, but that dyed here is imitation of striped muslin.

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