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COMPOSED of folds of white talle, and trimmed with rose sublime ribbon edged with black lace and rows of white blonde.


(See engraving, page 328.) Materials. The frame-work of this very pretty ornament is simply an empty biscuit-tin. Reel of 20 cotton; two ounces of sea-green 12-thread, fleecy; a half a yard of canvas, called elephant canvas, and two nails of that which has 12 double th rends to the inch; two skeins of Magenta-colored Berlin wool ; half an ounce ench of erystal and white chalk beads, and sufficient gold braid to go in rows between each row of wool, as in engraving.

First fit the canvas to the tin by folding it round from the wide edge to the opposite edge. Cut the canvas an inch larger than the tin,

after allowing for the turnings ; now run a black thread along the canvas, where the bottom of the tin will come, on each side ; pow cu: the ends to fit the canvas from the black mark upwards, and sew them tightly in. Now cut a piece of canvas rather longer than the outline of centre piece, place the canvas over the design, and with the brush and ink transfer the pattern on to the canvas. When dry, run the outline of shape with Magenta wool, and work fine overcast stitch all round. Now fill up in tent-stitch, and then sew on the beads; now cut the superfluous canvas off, and sew over the overcasting with same color wool, so as to leave a smooth edge ; now place this on to the centre of front of the coarse canvas, and also a similar piece on the centre of the back. (The ends require no design.) The wool-stitch with which the coarse canvas is covered is the Grecian herring-bone : first, two threads of canvas each way; for the second stitch, take two threads of canvas still, but one must be that which is already worked over. Leave a row of canvas for the gold braid to be sewed over, then another row of wool, and so continue till the whole is filled up.

useful presents from young ladies to their friends, besides being well suited for contributions to fancy fairs and charitable bazaars. The material of which the handkerchief envelope is made is white piqué, braided with any ingrain color, and worked down with wool drawn out of lengths cut from the same. In commencing, pass the end of the braid through a stiletto hole, fasten it down at the back, and finish with it in the same way. Although our design is in two parts, the whole of the envelope must be cut in one piece, the ends being left square and sufficiently long to meet in the middle, when, being sewn up, the points of the envelope lay over, and, being fastened with a button, the join is covered. The edge is finished with a strong buttonhole-stitch in the same wool.


(See engraving, page 329.) These handkerchief sachets are extremely useful, especially in travelling or paying short visits from home. They are also very inexpensive, and easily made, and form pretty avd


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This little needle-book cover has a very pretty effect, if worked in the following colors. The ground of the border, which forms the edge, in bright French blue, with the little pattern in white opaque beads; the ground of the inner square in a blue of the same brightness, but two or three shades lighter; the pattern in rich shades of scarlet. The small square in the centre is in shades of gold color; the ends of the four points of the star are in white beads. The pattern down the back is in dark crimson, on a light shade of the same for the ground. The canvas for this little article should be fine, and the beads selected to match, as, if they are

too large, the effect of the work is much injured. When the ornamental part of the work is completed, a cardboard, the proper size, must be cut, over which the canvas must be stretched, and the edges turned over crimson; a silk lining must then be arranged in the inside, and sewed all around the edge ; and a cord, either of blue or crimson, must be sewed round the edge to conceal the stitching. Three leaves of white cashmere, worked round with buttonholestitch, or pinked with a pair of scissors, must be laid in the inside, and tied in with a cord, which will complete this useful little article,

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This border has a very elegant effect worked in two different ways, the first as an insertion, between tucks; the second as a flounce, having the points of the hearts set round with a narrow Valenciennes lace. Ladies who have leisure for the work will find that a flounce thus worked and edged, with the lace set on below the pattern, worked as an insertion, produces a dress of very superior style. The borders of the hearts have all a double line sewn over, leaving a division which is filled in alternately with holes and sewn-over vandyke lines. The flowers and sprigs of leaves in the interiors of each are in cut-out embroidery.

Fasten these wires firmly together, and cut at the ends.

Take yellow zephyr, attach an end to the wires at the hole in the card, pass this worsted round each wire once, back, and round the next, till you make the circle. Make eight rows in this way. Fasten on white worsted by shipping it under one of the yellow rounds, and make six circles of white; then fasten on pale pink, make three rows, then three of a deeper pink, then three still deeper, two again of the second shade, and then two of the lightest. Fasten off the zephyr, take the wire, and bend it to form a bow or cup-like flower, like the engraving

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