BEETON'S

BOOK OF

NEEDLEWORK

By
Isabella Beeton

 

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MONOGRAMS AND INITIALS.



Alice.

362.--Alice.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 20.

The letters of this name, except the initial letter, are very simple, being worked in plain satin stitch, while the initial letter is worked in raised satin stitch, point de poste, and overcast.

[402] 363.--Amalie.

Materials: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton Nos. 16 and 20.

Amalie.

The highly-ornate initial of this name is not difficult to work, requiring only great regularity and evenness in embroidering the [403] tendrils and eyelet-holes. The veinings of the letter must be carefully defined. The remainder of the name is executed in plain satin stitch, a few eyelet-holes being introduced.

"Amalie" can easily be altered into "Amelia" by changing the place of the a and e. In the centre of each letter a large eyelet-hole is placed; smaller eyelet-holes of graduated sizes occupy parts of the overcast scrolls, which should be worked with No. 20 cotton. The initial letter is worked in raised satin stitch.

Amy.

364.--Amy.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16.

This pretty name is worked in delicately raised satin stitch and point de pois; the dots in dotted satin stitch, and the elegant little design beneath is worked in point russe.

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365.--Annie.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16.

Annie.

The letter A of this name is rather elaborate, and is worked in point de pois or back stitching, the outlines in fine overcast, the letters in satin stitch. The ornaments surrounding the word "Annie" are worked in overcast.

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366.--A.M.K.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16. This name is worked in satin stitch, with small dots of raised satin stitch. The eyelet-holes in the middle letter to be worked in overcast.

A.M.K.

367.--B.R.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16.

B.R.

These initials are worked in appliqué in the centre of a medallion in satin stitch, overcast, and lace stitches.

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368.--Carrie.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 20.

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Carrie.

This name is very easy to work, being very clearly and simply embroidered in overcast and satin stitch. The thick dots may be worked without the eyelet-holes if preferred.

Caroline.

369.--Caroline.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 18.

This pretty name requires care in working; the leaves which adorn the letters must be very well defined; they, as well as the letters, are embroidered in satin stitch, the initial letter being veined, and the ornaments worked in overcast and eyelet-holes.

370.--Charlotte.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16.

Charlotte.

This name is worked in satin stitch and overcast, the small and elegant dots in point de russe and graduated satin stitch; the large ones are worked in raised satin stitch.

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371.--Cornelie.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 18.

This word is worked in plain satin stitch, the ornamentation in overcast stitch.

Cornelie.

372.--C.M.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 18.

This design is simple, is worked in graduated satin stitch, and is most elegant.

C.M.
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Dora.
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373.--Dora.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 30.

This elaborate design should not be attempted by beginners in the art of embroidery; it is worked in overcast stitch, raised and veined satin stitch; the tendrils are entirely worked in graduated overcast; the name is placed over a graceful spray of wild flowers worked in the above-named stitches. This pattern, although originally designed to be worked on net or fine muslin, is far more effective when worked on cambric or fine lawn.

374.--D.C.

D.C.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16.

These letters are worked in satin stitch and veined satin stitch; the forget-me-nots are worked in raised satin stitch with a small eyelet-hole in the middle worked in overcast stitch.

375.--Emily.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16. This name is worked in satin stitch, the dots in the middle in point de [411] poste, the rest of the letters in satin stitch and in dotted satin stitch.

Emily.

376.--Ernestine.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16.

This elegant design is most effective; the first letter very elaborate; the rest of the letters simply worked in satin stitch. The small stars are worked in overcast stitch, and the initial letter itself in veined satin stitch.

Ernestine.

377.--Etta.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 10.

The letters which compose this name are formed entirely of leaves, flowers, and tendrils, worked entirely in satin stitch and overcast; the tendrils which surround the name are worked in overcast, and have a few eyelet-holes placed among them.

Etta.
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378.--Eva.

Materials: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton Nos. 16 and 20.

This name is worked in satin stitch, the leaf in point de sable; the veinings are worked in raised satin stitch.

Eva.

379.--E.A.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s White and Red Embroidery Cotton No. 30.

This very pretty monogram is worked quite in a new style of embroidery. [415] The design represents the emblems of Faith, Hope, and Charity. The outlines of the shield and cross are worked in overcast, the initials "E.A.," the torch, and the anchor in satin stitch with white cotton, the leaves partly in satin stitch with white and partly in point d'or with red cotton, with only a fine outline in overcast. The cross and the flames of the torch are embroidered in the same manner.

E.A.

380.--E.A.P.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 18.

These pretty initials are worked in satin stitch, the middle letter in point russe and point de poste.

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E.A.P.

381.--E.P.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16.

These elegant letters are worked in veined and raised satin stitch.

E.P.
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E.R.

382.--E.R.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 30.

The ovals are worked in overcast and point de pois, the letters in satin stitch, the ornamentation in satin stitch and overcast.

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E.A.

383.--E.A.

Materials: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16.

These initials are placed in a medallion; they are worked in satin stitch and overcast, and in appliqué on muslin. For that part of the pattern in which the name is to be embroidered the material is taken double.

384.--Elisabeth.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 20.

This word is embroidered in satin stitch and overcast. A few small eyelet-holes break the monotony of the outlines, and give lightness to this name.

Elisabeth.
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385.--Elise.

Materials: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton Nos. 12 and 16.

The open part of these letters is ornamented by one or more dots; the thick work is raised over chain stitches worked in No. 12, a rather coarser cotton.

Elise.

386.--Emma.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16.

This name is worked in satin stitch; the large dots may be worked with the eyelet-holes in fine overcast, the smaller dots in satin stitch. The remaining letters in raised satin stitch and point de sable.

Emma.
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387.--F.B.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 18.

This elegant monogram is worked in raised satin stitch, the inside embroidered with lace. The leaves and tendrils are worked in satin stitch and point de sable.

F.B.

388.--F.S.

Materials: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton Nos. 16 and 20.

The initials "F.S." are placed in the pages of an open book, the outlines of which are worked in overcast, the sides in point de pois. The wreath of flowers which surrounds the book is embroidered in satin stitch, the tendrils and veinings are in overcast. The initials are worked in fine satin stitch.

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F.S.

389.--Fanny.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16.

This name is simply worked in satin stitch and overcast.

Fanny.

390.--Francis.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16.

The initial letter of this elegant design is worked in fine [422] over-casting; the centre star in raised satin stitch with lace in the middle; the leaves surrounding it in veined satin stitch; the other letters are worked in plain satin stitch; and the dots of the line in point de poste.

Francis.
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391.--E.C.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 20.

The initials "E.C." are worked within a frame of overcast outlines and satin stitch dots. Vine-leaves and grapes worked in point de pois and eyelet-holes are placed as ornaments around the frame.

E.C.

392.--Gordon

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16

This pretty name being worked in raised satin stitch, is very suitable for gentlemen's handkerchiefs

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Gordon.]

393.--Helene

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16

We give the French version of this pretty name, it being easily changed to English "Helen" by omitting the final e in working. The name is worked in plain satin stitch, slightly raised at the thickest parts of the letters

Helene.

394.--H.D.G.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 18

This elegant design is worked in fine overcast and satin stitch, and point de russe

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H.D.G.

395--Jessie.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16

This design is very simple to work, the letters being so clear and well defined. The thick satin stitch is scalloped in parts

Jessie.

396.--J.C.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 12

The letters "J.C." are worked in raised satin and overcast stitch, the thickest part of each letter being worked in scallops

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J.C.

397.--Lina

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 18

This name is worked in raised veined satin stitch; the small stars are worked in point russe round eyelet-holes

Lina.

398.--Lizzie

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16

This name is worked partly in satin stitch, partly in raised dots and [427] fine overcast; the letters are in the Greek style, and have an excellent effect if well worked

399.--L.G.A.

Materials: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 20, and Linen Thread No. 16

Lace stitches are introduced in the medallion which incloses these letters, the outlines being worked in overcast and point de pois, the [428] pens and initials in raised satin stitch, as also the flowers. The open portion is filled in with Mechlin wheels, which are thus worked: A number of single threads cross each other in the space to be filled up; these are placed about a quarter of an inch from each other. All the bars in one direction must now be worked in fine button-hole stitch, then the opposite bars must be worked, and the button-hole stitch must be continued about six inches past the point where the two lines cross. The thread must be slipped loosely round the cross twice, running over and under alternately, so as to form a circle; then work in button-hole to the centre of a quarter of the circle; make a dot by inserting a pin in the next button-hole and working three stitches in the loop thus formed by the pin. These dots may be omitted from these wheels

L.G.A.
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400.--L.C.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16

The effect of this design when well worked is excellent, for, although simple, the contrast between the letters and stars throws each into relief. Veined and raised satin stitch, with very small eyelet-holes, are the stitches used here

L.C.

401.--Marie

Materials: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton Nos. 20 and 36

This name is embroidered in satin stitch; the veinings are well defined, and the tendrils should be worked with No. 30 cotton, as they require very fine work. Stars of overcast and eyelet-holes are the only ornaments

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Marie.

402.--Maria

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 30

The initial letter of this name is worked in overcast and point de pois, the remaining letters in satin stitch, the ornamentation in satin stitch and overcast

Maria.

403.--Maude

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 18

This name is worked in veined satin stitch; the small stars in raised satin stitch, and the elegant tendrils are worked in overcast. This work is peculiarly adapted for the marking of a trousseau

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Maude.

404.--M.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16

This elegant design can be worked in coloured silk if preferred, or the coronet omitted at will. The letter "M" is worked in raised and veined satin stitch; the centre stars are worked in fine overcast round an eyelet-hole; the coronet is worked in very fine satin stitch and point de pois, and stars to correspond with those worked in the letter and in the wreath below, the leaves of which are worked in satin stitch and overcast stitch

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Handkerchief Corner.
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405.--M.B.D.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 20

These initials are worked in satin stitch and overcast, the open work in fine overcast round eyelet-holes

M.B.D.
M.B.G.
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406.--M.B.G.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16

These elegant letters are simply worked in graduated satin stitch and fine overcast with eyelet-holes

M.H.E.

407.--M.H.E.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 18

This elegant design is worked in graduated satin stitch, the middle letter is done in point croisé. This stitch is only worked on very thin and transparent materials. Insert the needle into the material as for the common back stitch, draw it out underneath the needle on the opposite outline of the pattern so as to form on the wrong side a slanting line. Insert the needle again as for common back stitch

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408.--Natalie.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 30

The initial letter of this word contains all those following, and is surrounded by a wreath of roses and other flowers; these are worked in satin stitch, the leaves in point de pois, the letters in raised satin stitch. The dots which are represented on the groundwork of the initial are worked in back stitching; these may be worked in scarlet ingrain cotton if desired for morning handkerchiefs

Natalie.
O.R.

409.--O.R.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 18

This monogram is worked in satin stitch, and the oval is worked in eyelet-holes of graduated sizes

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O.R.

410.--Phoebe

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 20

The first letter of this word is very elaborate; it is worked in satin stitch, point de sable, and point de pois, the rest of the letters in satin stitch

Phoebe.
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411.--Monogram for Pocket Handkerchiefs

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton Perfectionné No. 20

Monogram for Marking Handkerchiefs

This monogram is worked partly in appliqué, partly in satin stitch. For the middle part of the medallion sew on the pattern in appliqué of cambric with button-hole stitch; the remaining part of the embroidery is worked in satin stitch and point russe

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412.--Monogram for Pocket Handkerchiefs

Materials: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 20, and Linen Thread No. 20

This monogram is also worked in appliqué and satin stitch. The circle all round the medallion is worked in appliqué; in the middle work lace stitches from illustration. The edge of the medallion is worked round with button-hole stitch

Monogram for Marking Handkerchiefs.

413.--Rosa

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 20

Here the name is inclosed in a medallion of overcast and back stitching, [439] the lower part having a graceful wreath of leaves worked in satin stitch. The letters which form the name are worked in raised and scalloped satin stitch and point de pois

Rosa.

414.--Rosina

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 20

The stars round this graceful initial letter are worked in raised satin stitch round an eyelet-hole, the leaves in graduated satin stitch, the stems overcast, the wreaths of flowers worked in satin stitch and open eyelet-holes, the stems and veinings in overcast, and the stars on the stems to correspond with those worked in the letter: the rest of the letters in simple satin stitch rather thickly raised

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Rosina
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415.--R.S.

Materials: Black china silk; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16

These letters are worked in raised satin stitch with a design of point russe worked in black silk

R.S.

416.--S.E.B.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 16

These letters are worked in graduated satin stitch, the centre star is worked in raised satin stitch, and the four surrounding it as eyelet-holes

S.E.B.

417.--L.E.P.

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 18

These initials are worked in plain satin stitch, and the elegant stars are worked in point russe worked round an eyelet-hole

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L.E.P.

418.--Victoria

Material: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Embroidery Cotton No. 20

This name is most elaborately worked in satin stitch, overcasting and eyelet-holes. The initial letter is worked in satin stitch, and the stars in fine overcast round an eyelet-hole

Victoria.


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