BEETON'S

BOOK OF

NEEDLEWORK

By
Isabella Beeton

 

POINT LACE PATTERNS.

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No. 480.--Star in Point Lace.

Materials: Braid; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 20.

Trace the outline upon paper or leather, lay the braid on as directed. Work the centre in Sorrento bars, and on these work a rosette in point d'Angleterre, the edge in point d'Angleterre edging, and the wheels in open English lace.

Star in Point Lace.


No. 481.--Medallion in Point Lace.

Materials: Linen Braid; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 14.

This medallion is useful for cravat ends and for a number of purposes, as trimming for sachets, dresses, &c. Having placed the braid as before directed, work an English rosette in the centre, fill in the ground with [483] point de fillet or with point de Bruxelles. An edging of Spanish point completes this pretty medallion.

Medallion in Point Lace.


No. 482.--Point Lace Border.

Materials: Braid; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 12.

This border represents the completed work shown on p. 454. A point [484] d'Angleterre rosette is worked in each circle. The plain braid is edged by Sorrento edging. Venice bars are worked above the trimming, and treble point de Venise edges the border.

Point Lace Border.


No. 483.--Point Lace Border.

Materials: Braid; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 10.

This border is both easily and quickly worked in Sorrento bars. The edge is worked in two rows of point de Bruxelles.

Point Lace Border.


No. 484.--Insertion in Limoges Lace.

Materials: Plain linen braid; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 14.

This insertion will be found very useful, being so quickly worked. [485] Edge the braid with Sorrento edging, fill up with bars and plain point d'Alençon and Sorrento wheels, No. 456.

Insertion in Limoges Lace.]


No. 485--Point Lace Border for Handkerchief.

Materials: Fine lace braid or cord; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 24.

This border is suited for a handkerchief or for trimming a square bodice. The braid is not tacked on by stitches running through the centre, as is usual in point lace braids, but sewn on by passing a thread from underneath over the braid and out through the same hole, as is done by lace-workers with a thick thread; this forms the design. The stitches employed in this pattern are Raleigh bars, which connect the work; Sorrento edging, which finishes the whole outline; English rosettes filling the open spaces. Point lace cord may be used for this in place of braid.

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Point Lace Border for Handkerchief
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No. 486.--Star-Centre for Toilette Cushion in Point Lace.

Materials: Braid; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread Nos. 16 and 12.

Star-centre for Toilette Cushion in Point Lace.

This beautiful star will be found useful for other purposes than as a toilette cushion cover, and is worked as follows:--English rosette in centre; Sorrento wheels in the 4 ovals, worked with No. 12 thread; point de Bruxelles ground, worked with No. 16; braid edged by dotted Venetian edges. The eight spaces may be filled with 2 or 4 contrasting stitches, taking care that they contrast well, and are placed alternately, and worked in No. 12.



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Cravat End in Point Lace
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487.--Cravat End in Point Lace.

Materials: Fine braid: Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 12.

This cravat is worked in Sorrento wheels, point d'Alençon bars, and Sorrento edging.



Point Lace Edging.
Point Lace Edgings

488 and 489.--Point Lace Edgings.

Materials: Braid; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread Nos. 12 and 16.

These edgings can be used as a finish to insertions and other trimmings or for edging couvrettes. No. 488 is worked with Sorrento wheels; the edge in two rows of point de Bruxelles, a straight thread being drawn [490] from the end to the beginning of each scallop over which the second row is worked. No. 489 is worked with the same materials in treble point de Venise, edged by the same, and finished off with a row of point de Bruxelles, the upper edge being worked in the same way.



490.--Design in Point Lace for Collar, Lappet, &c.

Materials: Linen braid; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread Nos. 10 and 16.

This design may be used for a variety of purposes, and is extremely effective. The principal stitches required are given at the sides of the pattern. a is Valenciennes lace, b Brussels net, c Venetian spotted, d Sorrento edging, e Mechlin wheel, f English rosette, g Raleigh bars.

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Design in Point Lace for Collar, Lappet, &c.
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491.--Oval for Cravats, &c.

Materials: Point lace cord; muslin; embroidery cotton; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread Nos. 14 and 18.

This beautiful oval is worked in point lace and embroidery. This is begun from the centre on the muslin by overcasting the space filled by a wheel. The eyelet-holes are then worked, and the satin stitch ornament raised and prepared for working. The edge, of point lace cord, is then laid on, and the under portion edged in tight and open point de Bruxelles, the centre of the circles being worked in point de Bruxelles. The light groundwork is worked entirely in Mechlin wheels, the satin stitch being worked when these are completed. This pattern can be enlarged and applied to many purposes. The muslin is cut away when the whole work is finished.

Oval Pattern for Ornamenting Cravats, &c.


492.--Point Lace Trimming for Square Bodice.

Materials: Braid; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 12 or 20.

We give two sizes of thread, as this design is capable of many uses, and the size of the thread differs with these. The pattern is worked in English rosettes and bars (see No. 467). No. 488 edging looks well with this pattern.

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Point Lace Trimming for Square Bodice.


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493--Point Lace Collar.

Materials: Fine braid or cord; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 22.

Point Lace Collar.
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Set on the braid or cord by passing a thread through a hole pricked in the pattern over the braid and out again through the same hole. Edge the braid with point de Bruxelles, the design being filled by Mechlin wheels, Sorrento wheels, point de feston, and the mixed stitch shown in No. 494, which is composed of d'Alençon and Sorrento bars, and is easily worked. Those who cannot work Mechlin wheels easily, can substitute close English, as shown in illustration No. 495. The bars are Sorrento.

D'Alençon and Sorrento Bars.
Close English Wheels.


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Point Lace Collar.
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496.--Point Lace Collar.

Materials: Fine braid or cord; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 22.

This collar is worked in the same way as No. 493, though the stitches vary. The Grecian line is worked in point de reprise, the pattern in close English wheels, point de reprise, point de Bruxelles, English rosettes, and Raleigh bars.



497.--Point Lace Lappet.

Materials: Braid; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 16 or 24, according to the fineness required.

This lappet is exceedingly pretty. It is composed of the following stitches:--Point d'Alençon, point de tulle, English rosettes, Sorrento bars, d'Alençon bars, dotted Venise bars, and the fancy stitch point d'Anvers, which is not a true point lace stitch, but which is much employed in modern point.

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Point Lace Lappet.
Point d'Anvers.
Point Grecque.

Point Grecque is another useful variety of fancy stitch, and so easily worked as to be a favourite stitch with beginners.



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Letter A in Point Lace.
Letter A Enlarged.
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500 to 502.--Alphabet in Point Lace. (See end papers.)

Materials: Point lace cord; Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.'s Mecklenburg thread No. 36.

This alphabet is useful for marking pocket-handkerchiefs, and for initials for sachets, &c. The cord is laid upon the pattern and pricked out by passing a thread up through a hole over the cord, and back through the same hole; then pass on to the next hole, and repeat. The holes should be about an eighth of an inch apart, or nearer when the pattern is finely convoluted. The letters are worked in point de Bruxelles, point d'Alençon, and dotted Sorrento bars. No. 501 shows the letter A greatly enlarged, to show the mode of working.



TABLE OF THREADS SUITED TO VARIOUS ARTICLES WORKED IN POINT LACE.

Caps 36  "   "  
Collars 30  "    "  
Couvrettes 2   4   6  
Cravats 18   30   "  
D'Oyleys 8   10   12  
Dress Trimmimgs 22   30   "  
Edgings 14   30  "  
Handkerchiefs 30   36   40  
Insertions, coarse 6   8   12  
" fine 24   30  "  

Point lace cord runs about twelve yards to the hank.

Point lace edged braid runs thirty-six yards on cards.

Plain linen twelve yards in each hank.


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