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Barbours

Prize Needlework •
Series ••.««**•

A Treatise onLACEMAKING

ErtBROIDERYand NEEDLEWORK
with _ _

IRI5H FLAX THREADS



Published by

the barbour
Bros. co.

Price Ten Cents




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HIGHEST AWARDS - WORLD'S FAIR
ESTABLISHED 1784.



1893.



Gold Medal Threads are the Best. *$f Read the Record of Highest Awards.




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TEST FOR MORE THAN



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THREAD WORKS!
PATERSON, NEW JERSEY. LISBURN, IRELAND. OTTENSEN, GERMANY.



stores:

New York, 48 & 50 White St. Boston, 226 Devonshire St.

Chicago, 108 & 110 Franklin St. St. Louis, 717 & 719 Lucas Ave.

Philadelphia, 410 Arch St. Cincinnati, 118 East 6th St.

San Francisco, 517 & 519 Market St.

Also in London. Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, Paris, Hamburg, Montreal, Melbourne,
Sydney, Brussels, Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan and Naples.

Forming- collectively a Flax Thread industry employing jooo persons or as large

two other Linen Thread firms.

ASK FOR BARBOUR'S. INSIST UPON HAVING IT, SOL*



BOOK NO. 7.

BARBOUR'S

PRIZE NEEDLE-WORK SERIES.



TT 750
.B79
1900
Copy 1



A TREATISE



LACE-MAKING AND EMBROIDERY







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PUBLISHED BY

THE BARBOUR BROTHERS COMPANY.

1900.



65458 \ 1

BOOKS No. i, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, and No. 7,

ALSO

BOOK OF INSTRUCTION IN MACRAME LACE-MAKING

AND THE NEW ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK OF

TORCHON (OR BOBBIN) LACE-WORK,

will be sent to any address on receipt of ten cents each. In the
Prize Needle-work Series no patterns are duplicated, and the whole
form a compendium of the choicest designs.



If customers find difficulty in procuring Barbour's Irish Flax
Threads and Flosses from their local stores, it will be sent from The
Linen Thread Company, New York, postpaid, at prices below.
We shall be pleased if our friends will kindly give, when writing,
addresses of dealers to whom application for the threads has been
made :

3-cord, 200-yards spools, dark-blue, white, whited-brown

(or ecru), and drabs, spool 10 cents.

3-cord carpet thread, any color, skein 3 cents.

00 Ulster rope linen floss, 80 shades, skein 5 cents.

No. 4 etching flax, any color, 80 shades, 2 skeins ... 5 cents.

Color book, containing full line of shades 10 cents.

White Star flossette, sizes *, **, ***, and ****, skein . . 5 cents.
New Irish flax lace threads, 3-cord, 200-yards spools, No.

120 and No. 150, spool 10 cents.

New Honiton lace thread, 2 -cord, 200-yards spools, No.

250, very fine and strong, and serviceable also for the

finest knitting, crocheting, and other lace-work, spool, 10 cents.
Crochet thread, gray, ecru, and white :

Nos. 16, 18, 20, and 25, ball 15 cents.

Nos. 30, 35, 40, and 50, ball 20 cents.

Nos. 60 and 70, ball 25 cents.

Flax macram£, 4-ounce ball 25 cents.

New Ulster (or Russian) braid, per yard, 5 cents ; 12 yards, 50 cents,



Copyright, 1900, boston

by -Kocktoell ajilr ft^urtVill $tw

The Barbour Brothers Company.






SECOND COPY.



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APRl4t9Q0 CONTENTS .

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PAGE

PUBLISHERS' NOTICE ... 4

EXPLANATION OF TERMS . 8
LACE MAKING AND EM-
BROIDERY:

Alphabet Lace 9

Picot Point Lace . . . . 10

Ivy Lace 12

Lace for Sideboard Scarf . 14
Florida Shell Lace for

Handkerchief .... 16

Table or Toilet Mats . . 18

Square for Bedspread . . 20

Plate Doily 23

Gentlemen's Suspenders . 24
Doily, in Roll and Knot

Stitch 26

Hexagon Doily 28

Fancy Work-bag .... 30

Child's Bonnet 31

Infant's Bonnet . . . . 33

Tumbler or Bonbon Doily . 36

Leaf and Star Centre-piece 37

Handkerchief Border . . 39

Doily with Maltese Braid 42

English Point, Leaf Lace . 43

Corset-cover Yoke ... 46

Rose-leaf and Fern Lace . 48

Tatted Doily 49

Child's Tatted Yoke ... 50

Netted Doilies 51

Bobbin Laces 54

Diamond Lace 56

Edging 59

Insertion 60

Mexican Border . . . . 61
Doily, in Drawn-work and

Crochet 63

Corner, in Swedish Drawn-
work 64



PAGE

Square, in Drawn-work . 65
Five O'Clock Tea-cloth

with Cut-work Border . 66
Square, in Roman Em-
broidery 68

Sailor Collar, in Roman

Embroidery 69

Work-bag 70

Table Cover 71

Centre-piece and Doilies,

Colonial Design . . . . jt>
Sofa-pillow, in Outline and

Cross-stitch Embroidery 75

Sofa Pillow 76

Fi.eur-de-Lis Doily . . .77

Square for Small Table .. 78

Sofa Pillow . . . . . . . 80

Centre-piece, in/ Gross-
stitch ....... 81

Photograph Frames ... 82
Curtains with Renaissance

Lace and Insertion . . 85

Infant's Pillow .... 87

Russian Centre-piece . . 89

Yoke, in Renaissance Lace 90

Lady's Corsage Collar . . 91
Dresser Scarf, in Royal

Battenburg 92

Point Lace Handkerchiefs 93
Renaissance Lace Centre-
piece 96

Point Lace Fan .... 97
Dress Front, in Battenburg

Lace 98

Rose Doily 99

Handkerchief, in Thread

Lace 100

Renaissance Centre-piece . 101




1784 EEalFLAxlIsH 19 ^0



And again, to our friends and patrons in this and other lands, a
hearty All-hail !

When No. 6 of the Prize Needlework Series was issued, meeting
so eager a welcome from ladies everywhere, we had no thought
that No. 7 would not follow it in the regular course of issue. Dur-
ing 1898, however, important changes in business methods and
location took place, requiring the closest attention of the Barbour
Brothers Company, — changes which while advantageous to the
manufacturers of linen threads and flosses, are quite as much so to
the great purchasing public served with these products. By and
through the changes referred to has come a saving in rents and
minor details, and in labor, — always to be favorably considered,
since useless labor is a waste, — as well as a more extended applica-
tion of the very latest improvements in machinery, all combining to
facilitate the production of the best possible goods at the lowest
possible prices.

So it is not until the dawn of the new century that No. 7 makes
its appearance ; an auspicious time, truly. Many have been disap-
pointed at not receiving it earlier, but we trust the value of the book
will render full compensation for the waiting. It comes just in
time to aid in the preparation of Easter gifts, giving hints to busy
brains and fingers during the long winter evenings yet to be, and
later will prove a useful and pleasant companion through vacation



PUBLISHERS NOTICE. 5

days, when the wiser among women are making ready their offerings
for the holiday season — even though this be months away. Just
here we are tempted to give all our friends the benefit of a sugges-
tion made by a valued correspondent who has awaited with exem-
plary patience the appearance of No. 7 : " I was so disappointed
not to receive the book before going to the mountains, last sum-
mer," she writes. " My vacation is spent in the preparation of
gifts, which go into my Christmas-box to await the time for presen-
tation. In this way I find much enjoyment myself, and cannot help
believing that the gifts are of far more value to my friends if pro-
duced in an atmosphere of peace, quiet, and kindly thought, than if
I must hurry and worry and fret over them at the last moment. I
always take my Barbour books with me, and have to thank them for
many beautiful and useful things. In fact, they have solved the
question, ' What shall I give ? ' for me so completely and so many
times that I am coming to look on them, one and all, as perfect
treasure -boxes. The beauty of it is, too, that the articles described
are so practical and useful, as well as ornamental ; and the descrip-
tions of them invariably give us some new idea that we may almost
consider original ! In themselves, with their beautiful print, paper,
and illustrations, the books make most acceptable gifts for friends
who are fond of needleworking. After this encomium can there be
any doubt that I am anxiously awaiting No. 7 ? I do hope to have
it in season for use during my summer outing."

Another : " I notice that suggestions are invited. Permit me to
say that I find the ' Arlington Lace,' on page 33, book No. 3, an
especially beautiful trimming for albs. The fact that the width
may be varied as required for different uses is much in its favor."

Still other correspondents have asked that the books be devoted
entirely to one or another class of work, but this seems hardly prac-
ticable. There is no kind of needlework in which the Irish flax
products may not be used to the greatest advantage ; and while we
are glad to give extra space and attention to that which seems best
understood and most popular with the majority, it would be hardly
fair to devote the entire book of any year to this or any one class.
Many correspondents write that often a single pattern is worth the



6 barbour's prize needle-work series.

price of the book, and this may well be true. A lady who does
beautiful work with the crochet-needle states that she has made and
sold nearly one hundred centre-pieces, as illustrated on page 23,
book No 6. She says : " Made of Barbour's Irish flax thread, No.
25, this piece has the effect of carved ivory. Words cannot do it
justice."

A little confusion seems to have arisen in the minds of some ladies
concerning the terms " linen " and " flax." Linen thread is flax
thread — made from the fibres of this plant after a wonderful proc-
ess of manufacture. The story of its evolution from field to finished
product — to the soft, lustrous flosses used in embroidery, the strong,
smooth thread employed in lace-making, glove and harness stitch-
ing, carpet-sewing, book-binding, and every branch of industry in
which thread or twine is used — is an intensely interesting one which
cannot be more than hinted at here. The best flax, of long, strong,
flexible fibre, comes from certain parts of Ireland. It is the use of
this that gives the name to Barbour's Irish flax thread. Ladies are
referred to page at the back of this book, which contains facsimiles
of the spool, ball, carpet-thread and floss labels.

Our past policy regarding the Prize Needlework Series is to be
continued. We are glad always to examine work done with Bar-
bour's Irish flax threads and flosses, and to purchase such articles
as are deemed suitable for publication. Directions, uniform with
those printed in our books, must be carefully written out, the price
plainly marked upon each article, and charges fully prepaid. Pay-
ment will be made upon acceptance. If not accepted, the article
will be returned, transportation paid. Original work will receive
especial attention. If not original, contributors will kindly state
from what source the design submitted was obtained. The quantity
of thread required for a yard of lace, or the length of lace made by
one spool of thread, should be designated, together with the number
of thread and the size or number of needles.

We will gladly make sale of work if possible. Kindly state, when
sending articles to be sold, how long they shall be retained. Re-
turn charges on work intended merely for sale, and not submitted
with a view to possible publication, must be paid by the owner.



PUBLISHERS* NOTICE.



We hope during the coming year to establish a salesroom devoted
to the exhibition and sale of work done with the Irish flax products.
Due notice of this will be given all desiring it. Realizing how many-
there are all over our country who need to add a little to their own
personal incomes, and who cannot go from home for this purpose,
it is our aim to aid ladies in disposing of their handiwork at prices
which shall be fair to both purchaser and worker. A price-list of
working patterns used in the prize Needlework Series has been pre-
pared, and will be sent any lady desiring it, together with a table of
contents for the entire series.

In return, we hope that our friends will recommend our books
and the Irish flax threads to others who may not know of them, and
that when writing they will inclose names of ladies who are interested
in lace-work or embroidery, thus aiding us to make new friends con-
tinually. Rest assured, the favor will be appreciated.

MARY E. BRADFORD.



All communications should be addressed,

THE LINEN THREAD COMPANY,
Needlework Department,

48-50 White St., New York.



EXPLANATION OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS USED
IN BARBOUR'S PRIZE NEEDLE-WORK SERIES.

TERMS USED IN KNITTING.

K, knit plain.

O, over; thread over needle, forming an extra stitch. O 2, over
twice.

N, narrow ; knit two stitches together.

P, purl (or seam) ; knit with thread before needle.

SI, n, and b, slip, narrow, and bind ; slip first stitch, narrow next
two, and draw slipped stitch over.

SI and b, slip and bind ; same as si, n, and b, omitting the narrow-
ing. To cast or bind off, continue the process.

Stars and parentheses indicate repetition; thus, * o 2, n, repeat
from * twice, and (o 2, n,) 3 times, mean the same as o 2,n, o 2, n,
o 2, n.

TERMS USED IN CROCHETING.

Ch, chain ; a straight series of loops, each drawn with the hook
through the one preceding it.

Sc, single crochet ; hook through work, thread over and draw
through work and stitch on hook at same time.

Dc, double crochet ; hook through work, thread over, and draw
through, over, and draw through two stitches on hook.

Tc, treble crochet ; over, draw thread through work, over, draw
through two stitches on hook, over, and draw through remaining
two.

Stc, short treble crochet ; like treble, save that the thread is
drawn through the three stitches at once.

Dtc, double treble crochet ; thread over twice before insertion of
hook in work, then proceed as in treble crochet.

P, picot ; a loop of chain joined by catching in first stitch of
chain.

Complete illustrated directions for these stitches are given in
" No. 1 " of the Prize Series.



LACE MAKING AND EMBROIDERY.



.ALPHABET LACE.

[Contributed by Eva M. Staniford, Thwing Terrace, Boston, Mass.]

Materials: Barbour's Irish flax thread, No. 80, 3-cord, 200-yards
spools, and steel hook, size 000.
Ch 67 sts, turn.

1. Miss 7, 3 tc in next 3 sts, * ch 2, miss 2, a tc in next (form-
ing a space), repeat from * 14 times, 3 tc in next 3, * miss 2, 3 tc
each separated by 2 ch in next, repeat from * twice, or as many
times as desired for depth of border ; turn.

2. Ch 6, dc under 1st 2 ch, ch 3, dc under next 2 ch, ch 3, dc
under next, ch 3, dc under next, ch 3, dc under next, ch 3, dc under
next, ch 1, 4 tc in 4 tc, * 2 sp, 4 tc, 9 sp, 4 tc, 2 sp, # tc on tc, ch
2, tc in 3d of 7 ch ; turn.

3. Ch 5, tc on tc, 2 sp, * 7 tc, 2 sp, 4 tc, 1 sp, 4 tc, 2 sp, 7 tc,

2 sp, * 4 tc in 4 tc, 3 tc each separated by 2 ch under each ch of

3 over middle tc of 1st row; turn.

4. Like 2d row to *, 2 sp, 34 tc, like 2d row from 2d * to end.

5. Like 3d to *, 1 sp, 28 tc, 3 sp, like 3d from 2d * to end.

6. As the beginning and ending of rows are the same as 2d and
3d, alternating, only directions for letters need be given ; 2 sp, 7 tc,
3 sp, 4 tc, 2 sp, 10 tc.

7. 2 sp, 7 tc, 2 sp, 10 tc, 3 sp, 4 tc, 2 sp.

8. 5 sp, 7 tc, 1 sp, 4 tc, 2 sp, 7 tc.

9. 2 sp, 10 tc, 10 sp.

10. 9 sp, 10 tc, 3 sp.

11. 2 sp, 7 tc, 1 1 sp.

This completes the letter " F." Make 2 rows of sps between
letters, and 3 or 4 rows between words. Any scallop or edge may
be added that is liked, and the alphabet be used in a great variety



10 barbour's prize needle-work series.

of combinations. For a "Christmas apron" lace one might work
the wish " A Merry Christmas," or the name of the one to whom the
apron is to be presented. For a baby's pillow the words, " Sleep,
Little One, Sleep," surrounded by a vine or other border, would be
very appropriate, for a sofa-pillow cover, " Rest Here Thy Weary




Alphabet Lace.

Head," etc. A very patriotic lady of my acquaintance has made a
" Remember the Maine " lace for her sideboard scarf. In short,
variations are endless, and with the word given ladies will find little
difficulty in producing others. This word is also a suggestion of
thread to be used, as no one after making lace with Barbour's linen
(or Irish flax) thread will choose any other.



PICOT POINT LACE.

[Contributed by Miss C. A. Ragotzky, 2252 N. Twenty-first Street, Philadelphia, Pa.]

Materials : Barbour's Irish flax thread, No. 50, 3-cord, 200-yards
spools (or finer, if desired), and steel hook, size o. A spool makes
15 points, nearly a yard.



PICOT POINT LACE.



11



Ch 28 sts, turn.

1. A k-st, dc in 7 th of ch, 2 k-sts, dc in next 4th st, 1 k-st, (5
tc in next 4th st) 3 times, 1 k-st, dc in 4th st, 1 k-st, 5 tc in 4th st,
turn.

2. Ch 4, 5 tc in 1st tc, 5 tc in last tc, 1 k-st, dc in 1st st of
next st, ch 3, a tc in each of next 4 tc, keeping last st of each on
hook and drawing all off together, ch 1, tight, work down side of
last tc made with sc to 1 st st of next sh, and repeat, finishing next 2
diamonds in same way, working down last tc, 2 k-sts, fasten with a




Picot Point Lace.



dc close to dc between 2 k-sts of last row, a dc close to same dc on
other side, 2 k-sts, dc in ch at end of row, turn.

3. Ch 5, 1 k-st, fasten (as directed in last row; if preferred,
simply make a dc in centre of dc between k-sts, but this method
gives it more the appearance of the " Solomon's knot " inmacrame),
2 k-sts, fasten, 2 k-sts, dc in centre of diamond, 1 k-st, 5 tc in
centre of next diamond, 1 k-st, dc in centre of next, 1 k-st, 5 tc in



12 barbour's prize needle-work series.

i st tc of next sh, i k-st, dc between shs, i k-st, sh (of 5 tc) in top
of 4 ch of last row, turn.

4. Ch 4, sh in 1st tc, 1 k-st, dc in last tc, 2 k-sts, dc in 1st tc
of next sh, 1 k-st, sh in last tc, 1 k-st, finish diamond as directed in
2d row, (2 k-sts, fasten) 3 times turn.

5. Ch 5, 1 k-st, fasten, 1 k-st, * sh in dc between next k-sts, re-
peat from *, 1 k-st, dc in top of diamond, 1 k-st, sh in 1st tc of
next sh, 1 k-st, dc in last tc, (2 k-sts, fasten) twice, 1 k-st, sh in
last tc of sh, turn.

6. Ch 9, dc in 6th (from hook), ch 6, dc in same, ch 6, dc in
same, 5 tc in 1st tc of sh, 1 k-st in last tc, (2 k-sts, fasten) 3
times, 1 k-st, sh in last tc of sh, 1 k-st, finish 2 diamonds as in 2d
row, 2 k-sts, fasten, turn.

7. Ch 5, 1 k-st, fasten, 1 k-st, (sh in top of diamond) twice,
1 k-st, dc in 1st tc of next sh, 1 k-st, sh in last tc, 1 k-st, fasten,
(2 k-sts, fasten) twice, 1 k-st, sh in 1st tc of last sh, turn.

8. Sc in each tc of sh, ch 4, sh in same tc, 1 k-st, fasten, 2 k-sts,
fasten, 1 k-st, sh in 1st tc of next sh, 1 k-st, dc in last tc, 2 k-sts,
finish 2 diamonds as directed in 2d row, 2 k-sts, fasten in ch at end,
turn.

g. Ch 5, 1 k-st, fasten, (2 k-sts, dc in top of diamond) twice,
1 k-st, sh in dc between next 2 k-sts, 1 k-st, dc in 1st tc of sh
following, 1 k-st, sh in last tc, 1 k-st, fasten, 1 k-st, sh in 1st tc of
sh, turn.

10. Sc in each tc, ch 4, sh in same tc, sh in 1st tc of next sh,
1 k-st, dc in last tc of sh below, 2 k-sts, finish diamond, (2 k-sts,
fasten) 3 times, turn.

A very rich and handsome design for finishing a sideboard scarf.
In finer flax thread it may be used for many purposes.



IVY LACE.

[Contributed by Mrs. M. M. Mott, Sq Washington Street, Morristown, N.J.]

Materials : Barbour's Irish flax thread, No. 60, 3-cord, 200-yards
spools, and steel hook, size o.



IVY LACE.



13



Ch 70 st ; turn.

1. Miss 7, 4 tc in 4 st, * ch 2, miss 2, a tc in next, repeat from
* 13 times, forming 14 spaces, 3 tc in next 3 st, ch 2, miss 2, a tc
in next, * 2 tc separated by 2 ch in next st, miss 2, repeat from last *
to form 4 loops in all ; turn.




Ivy Lace.



2. Ch 3, * 3 tc, i ch and 1 tc under 2 ch, repeat 3 times, tc in
tc, ch 2, 4 tc in 4 tc, * ch 2, tc in next tc, repeat 4 times, 12 tc in
next 12 st, ch 2, miss 2, 13 tc in next 13 st, ch 2, miss 2, 4 tc on

4 tc, ch 2, miss 2, tc in next; turn.

3. Ch 5, 4 tc on 4 tc, ch 2, miss 2, 13 tc in next 13 st, * ch 2,
miss 2, 13 tc in next 13 st, ch 2, tc on tc, repeat 3 times, 3 tc on
next 3 tc, * ch 2, tc on tc, 2 tc separated by 2 ch under each 1 ch
of last row ; turn.

4. Like 2d row to 2d * ; 4 sp (2 tc separated by 2 ch), 13 tc
in 13 tc, 1 sp, 13 tc in 13 tc, 1 sp, 4 tc in 4 tc, ch 2, tc in 3d st of

5 ch ; turn.

5. Ch 5, 4 tc in 4 tc, 2 sp, 10 tc on last 10 of 13 tc, 1 sp, 10 tc



14 barbour's prize needle-work series.

on 10 tc, i sp, 7 tc (in last of 13 tc, and on 2 sp following), 2 sp,
4 tc on 4 tc, finish like 3d row from 2d *.

6. Like 2d row to 2d * ; 1 sp, 13 tc, 3 sp, 4 tc, 5 sp, 4 tc, ch 2,
and tc in 3d of 5 ch ; turn. The tc helping to form last sp is
counted.

7. Ch 5, 4 tc in 4 tc, 2 sp, 10 tc, 1 sp, 4 tc, 2 sp, 13 tc, 1 sp, 4
tc ; like 3d row from 2d *.

8. Like 2d row to 2d * ; 2 sp, 10 tc, 1 sp, 4 tc, 2 sp, 13 tc, 1
sp, 4 tc, ch 2, tc in 3d of 5 ch ; turn.

g. Ch 5, 4 tc in 4 tc, 1 sp, 13 tc, 3 sp, 4 tc, 5 sp, 4 tc ; like 3d
row from 2d *.

10. Like 2d row to 2d * ; 2 sp, 10 tc, 1 sp, 10 tc, 1 sp, 7 tc, 2
sp, 4 tc, ch 2, tc in 3d of 5 ch ; turn.

11. Ch 5, 4 tc, 4 sp, 13 tc, 1 sp, 13 tc, 1 sp, 4 tc ; like 3d row
from 2d *.

12. Like 2d row to 2d * ; 1 sp, 13 tc, 1 sp, 13 tc, 4 sp, 4 tc, ch
5, tc in 3d of 5 ch ; turn.

13. Ch 5, 4 tc, 5 sp, 7 tc, 3 sp, 7 tc, 2 sp, 4 tc; like 3d row
from 2d *.

14. Like 2d row to 2d * ; 14 sp, 4 tc, ch 2, tc in 3d of 5 ch ;
turn. Repeat from 2d row. This trimming will be found especially
suitable for pillow-slips, aprons, etc., in the finer thread, while in No.
40 or No. 50 of Barbour's Irish flax thread, either white, gray, or ecru
it is very handsome for finishing the ends of sideboard or dresser
scarfs. The insertion is made by leaving off the lower edge of shs.



LACE FOR SIDEBOARD SCARF.

[Contributed by Mrs. A. L. Wertman, Tannersville, Pa.]

Materials : No. 30 Barbour's Irish flax thread, and steel hook,
size o.

The principal parts of this handsome design are made up of a
new and original stitch, first appearing, with complete directions for
working it, in Barbour's Prize Needlework Series, No. 6. It is
called the spoke, or Russian stitch, as it resembles some Russian
work. Ch 7, join.



LACE FOR SIDEBOARD SCARF.



15



1. Ch 10, * take a loop around the ch, thread over, draw
through, repeat from * 19 times, keeping all on hook, take a loop
through ring, thread over, draw through all loops on hook, drawing
tight enough to curve the stitch ; let this loop on the needle remain
idle ; that is, do not work through it until called for. With the
hook draw a loop through ring, ch 5, draw last ch through idle loop
on hook, ch 5, and repeat from *, making 10 loops on each 5 ch.
Work 8 curved spokes as described, joining last to first at back.

2. Draw thread to top of spoke from joining (if preferred, the
thread may be cut and joined in), ch 6, * 4 dtc with 3 ch between
in top of next spoke (about 3 loops from the end), ch 3, tc in next
spoke, ch 3, repeat from * 3 times, and join to 3d of 6 ch.




Lace for Sideboard Scarf.

3> 4> 5> 6. Dc in each st, with 3 dc in each corner st ; turn at
end of row, forming ribs, as described for table-mats in No. 5. As
all are doubtless familiar with the method,, it is not necessary to
describe it.

7. Tc separated by 2 ch all around, with 3 tc in corners.

8. Ch 7, 12 loops on ch, catch in space and draw through,
working exactly as described for centre, except that there are 4 ch
for lower part and 3 for upper part of spokes, with 5 loops on the 3



16 barbour's prize needle-work series.

ch, and 7 on the 5 ; fasten in the spaces, making 1 or 2 dc to suit
fulness. A little practice is all that is required, as the work is very
simple.

9. The small wheels between the squares are made like centre of
the latter. Join squares corner to corner by 3 spokes, when working,
or with needle and thread, as preferred. Begin at 4th spoke on
corner of 1st square, fasten in, ch 6, fasten in spoke of small wheel,
ch 6, miss 1 spoke of square, fasten, ch 6, fasten in next spoke of
wheel, ch 6, miss 1 spoke of square, fasten in next, ch 12, miss 1
spoke, fasten in next, * ch 5, fasten in next, 4 times, work opposite
side of square like first, taking 2d wheel, ch 6, fasten in correspond-
ing spoke of next square, and repeat to length of lace.

10. Fasten in top of 1st upper spoke of wheel, ch 5, fasten in
next, ch 5, thread over 5 times, a dtc under 12 ch, catch in top
of 3d spoke of wheel, work off remaining st, ch 5, a dtc under same
12 ch, ch 5, tc under 5 ch, ch 4, dc under next, ch 4, dc under
next, ch 4, dc under next, ch 4, tc under next, ch 5, thread over 5
times, dtc in 1st unoccupied spoke of next wheel, catch in centre
of 12 ch, work off remaining st, ch 5, and repeat from first of row.


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