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Bowknot Design for a
HERE Ib a design that I have had
made -daily for those readers
who have clamored for bow
knots. I have had the graceful
ribbon effects placed Into flowers, and
in this way I think every one will be
You will see that It is for, the front of
a blouse. Any fullness of the bodice
must be attained by laying deep pleats
at each side, or making a cluster of
tine tucks from the shoulder line down
for three or four inches. At any rate,
the idea i****-* beautiful—and the message
to my fellotv-embroiderers is hopeful;
for, believe me. It works up very quickly
and Is much more'effective in the em
broidered article than on paper. >
Let me suggest something for the
back. Make the tucks or pleats run the
entire length, and take but a part of
the design for the front. "Use a bow
knot and I spray of flowers on each
side of the middle line.
Bat let's start on the front! ■'', You
will notice that there is a veritable neck
lace suggested below the collar line.
These oval forms you will first pad with
one or two lines of darning cotton, and
then you will work over and>over across
the shortest way. filling in. The -bain
soon nears completion.
Th? bowknots you will pad on the
wide parts, and work finely with over
and-over stitch, quite as the French do.
The thla lines are merely outline stitch,
whipped a second time to give a fine
ridge. Dc the central spots in solid
work. :
Now for the flowers. Solid work, I
think, is effective for the petals, and a
tiny eyelet for the center of each blos
som. The eyelet hint brings us to the
rest of our story. You will notice that
on the upper yoke are little round dots,
and on, the lower part of the design are
round and oval forms. These are for
eyelet work. It Js one of {he most
effective combinations that I have seen
this year. The openwork gives just the
relief that you need from the solid
Of course, you will do the lins work
in regular outline stitch and the slender
leaves in solid work. If yoii prefer, the,
little cluster of four dots can be made
in eyelets, although I myself like it
For your collar, if you are fond of
linen collars, one of these sprays will
do, placed irregularly across the front.
A lace one, hand sewn, would make a
pretty finish at the top. Cuff 3 may be
similarly decorated.
But Isn't the design attractive?
An Easy Bedquilt
COLD weather Is here with a venge
ance and some of us are wish
ing, we had one of the heavy quilts
grandmother handed down to us and we',
handed down—to the church tatir. Well,
here is the way to make one quickly
and easily.
Get two pieces of sateen, or of mer
cerized printed goods in contrasting
yet harmonious colors, and of the
proper size to fit your bed. Put tho
right sides together and machine stitch
UP two of the sides. Then turn the
good.** inside out and run it up in stripes
six inches apart. ■ ,
Next get a soft calico, which tear up
into strips each six inches wide. Ma
chine stitch these up the sides and fill
them with cotton batting.
Draw the cotton-filled calico into the
: strips of your quilt, being sure tn fit
them evenly and neatly, and sew. up the
ends. Finish with a ribbon quill or
•dglng and your quilt is done.
v Broom Pincushion
AVERY dainty novelty Is the broom
pincushion. • For this you will
require a large flat cork, a
meat skewer ( a new one, of course)
and a few yards of Wdby ribbon In
some bright shade.
Cut a small hole in the cork and
Insert the, skewer 'firmly through if*
Now wind skewer and cork together
■with the ribbon until they are en
tirely covered. Two bows on the
skewer wll^hold. the ribbon tight so
' far.! *
The broom effect you will gain by
Ihe pins; they must be driven thickly
Into the under side of the cork, hold
ing* the ribbon at that point .and at
the;_ same time! giving a very- good
imitation**** of a .tiny; metal "broom.
These mat- very, nice favors at fa.
rmal parties, club meetings,',etc.
Edged Crochet
MY READERS have at various
times asked me for directions for
making crocheted lace. It Is al
most impossible within the limits as
signed to me to give rules for the more
intricate varieties; but. I am giving to
day directions for one of the simplest
forms—the edging or insertion which is
simply a succession of little rings, with
heavier rings for the border.
First row—Work twenty^ chain, one
double in the twelfth stitch from * the
needle, one double in the next stitch,
six chain, one double in the sixth stitch,
one double in the- next stitch.»
Second row—Turn with ten chain, two
double under six chain, six chain, two
double in corner loop.
Repeat second row/ for thirty-eight
rows, then work the looped border. Do
not turn, but work. six double- in the
same loop, eight double in; the next loop,
,* eight double in the next loop, six
chain, join back to sixth double from
the chain, ten double in'this loop. Re
peat from * as directed and fasten off.
Two strips this length will give you
enough for a lace jabot. Calculate from
• this any'length you wish."
Crocheted rings are about the com
monest of crocheted forms. Herl, is how
to make one: Work twenty chain and
form a ring, thirty-eight double in it, a
slip stitch in Ihe first double of this row;
work another row of thirty-eight double
over the last row and finish with a slip "
stitch' ■ • ■■•■' '■/. ' * : '
If you wish to join rings, do not break
* off after this. * Work twenty-one
chain a slip stitch in the twentieth,
chain from the needle; fill in two rows
of thirty-eight double as before. " For -
each extra ring, repeat from ■***.
Veil Case
A -VEIL case for a quarter! It
sounds Impossible, doesn't It? But
this is how It is: done:.- .."'
Oct half a yard of colored and half i
- yard of cream, mercerised fabric of some,
sort, a spool of thread |o match.the col
ored material,, a ball of cieam-colored
crochet yarn and. a"quarter of a yard
of-cotton, wadding ; and half a dozen
small buttons.
(Jul two pieces of the colored goods,
each Bxl4 inches; on one piece embroider
the word "Veils" with the crochet yarn.
Around; the other.piece pleat a'frill one
inch wide, and Join it down one long
side to the embroidered part.
Sow cut the cream-colored fabric" 16x11
inches, lay the; wadding on the wrong
side and stitch in two directions, to
give the effect of quilting, with the
colored cotton. Hem this' to the col
ored material all around and fold across
the middle.' _ -
For - the ; rollers take a piece of stiff
paper or thin cardboard thirteen inches
long by one wide, and cover it with
stitched material. Work a loop "at each
end with yarn to button the case; cover
the buttons with the colored good* and
sew.- on three at each end' two inches
apart ; ■ -!!
Spool Holders .
DID .you : ever go hastily to your
.sewing basket and find all the!
thread unwound and tangled? If
you ever did. you will appreciate the
very simple holder for spools of cotton
and -silk described here. In .size and
scope It. may be varied as you please,
but the sample I am describing is just
about what the > average housewife
needs. ■'..-'' *
The foundation is a board 12 by »
inches and a half inch thick. Into
this! drive two rows of six long nails,•
each, long enough, that' is, for their;
points to project through to the other
side the length (.almost) of a spool.
on the t board mark in ; plain : letters
, above the top row! "So, SO, 40, 50, 50,"70."
In the top row put your black thread of
the corresponding number. in your bot
tom row; your ■ bite. .
If you wish to add a row. of colored
silks, mark them, also; the* proper "color
under, each.; - "
So that the spools shall not fail off
. the'nails, drop a hit of hot sealing wax
at the top of; each nail. This will .'pre
vent hurting the hand -on the sharp"
nail's also. When the', spool Is exhaust
ed. It Is easy enough to knock off* the
sealing wax and .apply new.
Put screw eye! at the back of : this
board and hang dt up by your work,t"a
b!e -or ,fi*****''lng machine. You will find
It one of the most useful articles in the
Chamois Collar Case
STIFFEN two chamois disks with
j^v 'cardboard and , lace them to a
- * sidepiece two inches deep, Lace
by. punching both disks and sidepiece,
with round holca (use a paper." punch,
or "a; nutpick. if you haven't the *! for- *
mer useful! article), and then ! thread
ing with silk cord the color of the
chamois. * ,".'"'•': . ■:'■'■■
Overcast lacing on the , sidepiece
along*! its top edge, and within, this!
tack a chamois-color silk bag"' drawn
■ ■■_ up with ribbons.' ■>.■
* Make this of a size!to hold collars,
and you have a:little gift that bachelor
maid and bachelor man iwill find equally
useful and acceptable. *
J>es/ff/retf Jti/ ,
Bows in Evening Dress
EVERY evening dress one sees .this
; year seems to be ; trimmed; some
„. where with a bow or.; two. These
, may be applied in '• various ways. .
Big fiat bows fori the girdle. '.**
Or to fasten off the edges of a draped
-Or to fasten a bodice over one shoul-".
- der. 1 _" ..-.'■''-'•
Tiny buckled bows around the top of
-, the bodice. ■.■■*' .-- '
Metal ;bows'for the hair and on even
--.lng'slippers. ■*; '
Two or three bows to catch the
- streamers of a long girdle.
;• Even bows on the petticoat ruffle.
And bows on the chiffon scarf thrown
over the shoulders. *
So get to work; and fashion; for", your
■>. self bows in some "color that will har
'... monize ; with that evening gown you are
* going tto i make; « you will ;<* want -. to i use
them • somewhere.
■ '. " .'
Embroidery Ideas
THE devoted embroiderer is always
looking out ; for novelties... Here
are, a few ideas for her winter's
. .work. .
Afternoon -tea sets, i tray mat, ,* ; tea
. cozy and serviettes embroidered *to
V match. * ,; .
... Cracker boxes :to hand around at .tea,
being .the^ordinary; boxes covered with!
silk inside and out and'-. embroidered
with ribbon work.
Linen mending boxes for the guest
room, the . linen ! embroidered ■; cases .
being capable of being slipped off and
'. washed.'
Rolled cases with pockets for jewelry,
pins, small toilet 1 articles, etc. '
Glass ■ covers for hot, milk or water
; tumblers ■ for the. invalid, with ' cam-•'*>
-.; brie doilies sewed , over, them, or cro
cheted over in heavy linen.
Embroidered book covers—not slip
cases, but really permanent covers for
fine books—in'satin and velvet.
: Sachet sets, in ; moire! trimmed .with
ribbon work and gold lace, and "com
taining every sachet from the scented
coat hanger to ; the glove pocket. !
Satin Stitch
IN WORKING satin *n-ver use
double ": silk or cotton. ; Doubling ■
'.;. crosses the "He".! of the two threads,:
and! therefore an even stitch cannot >be i
secured and the work seems rough and
coarse. ■ ■" '
If the work absolutely requires a
double thickness,' draw two ** threads - to
i gether from \ the ■ skein ! and • thread i them"
: at the same time.through, the eye of the 1 '
needle. This, however, is possible only
! in the finer numbers of cotton *or silk. ••'
The San Francisco Sunday Call
Braid Edging
FINE lace braid, almost transparent';
in ~ its delicacy, can be used ; very;
effectively as edging for table
linens of the ■ lighter doilies, . tray '■
; cloths,! bread-dish covers, , etc. ' - i ,
•The! braid is sewed! Into leaves and
■ flower petals. and stitched around heavy \
linen. 'For a larger piece, a good effect
is gained] by using four small squares of
the linen and forming them into a mal
tese cross by ' braid loops * between' the!
squares. . ;"■'.-.:■ ;; . v -* .;
This ; same - braid can be used also to
; advantage In : braid crochet as * a border';
to heavier pieces and *in appliqu'ed j de-,
signs, like coronation";braid, on ; center
;pieces.-' :
Crocheted Purse
HERE -are simple directions for
' crocheting a! purse with wool or
... silk. Commence with thirty-seven
chain, always taking three chain to
' turn. Turn and work one treble In each
chain, turn:and.continue the same till
, you have the required' length. !' Remem
'her, that ; the work has to -<c . doubled
from beginning to end to form two sides.
When you have the length desired,
start decreasing one stitch at each end
until all \ the ;. stitches ■',* are ; done. ! This
point forms'the "turn-over flap.
. Double , work and sew neatly on
the '■ wrong .side, turn back and sew a
patent fastener to the under side of the
flap.-which fastens to the purse Itself.
If you wish to"!fasten the purse around
•■ your , -neck, ; fasten \ you r.*; thread ■at - one *
end of t the pursa and work eighty;chainV
and attach the-!opposite side. Buy a
■ brass ring and double crochet around It,
:catching it into the ;eighty, chain; in ;the'
„ center. % Pass the cord to go around the I
js neck through this * ring and the purse 13
; completed. -
Macrame Work
A GOOD while ago . macrame work
wag all tho fashion. It wis an
. odd handicraft, consisting of knot
ting heavy twine into patterns and
fashioning the articles thus formed into
. all sorts or things for wear and orna
ment. Now, - very few people do this
work,. but it still has some adherents,
and many of us possess odd bits done by
"grandmother or Greataunt-Eliza.'.' Here
are a few hints for making use of them
in modern ways:
Both handbags and shopping bags may
be made of dark or bright ( plush or
eatin, embroidered with this macrame
work or completely covered with a
network of twine. These bags have long -
hanging fringes of the twine, perhaps
held in place by beads; in fact, macrame
can very well be combined with bead
work. ."' ''"•»■' ! V .
Then there are sets of Dutch collars *■*"-<
and turnback cuffs, with or without a "
.fabric background. These are very
quaint on severe tailored blouses or on
black or dark silk or mercerized ---lists,
the collars fastened by a mosaic or
cameo pin. It takes a certain type
! of girl to wear this style, but to that
typo it la very becoming.
If you have a good deal of the! mac
rame and do not know- what to do* with
it, make ;an antimacassar of it. The
day of tidies has, thank heaven, gone
out; but big comfortable easy chairs still
look cozy and inviting with something
of this sort covering their capacious
backs, like "the crocheted shawl on an
old lady. Get grayish linen, cut it into
two squares and connect and frame
these with your bits of macrame, not
paying any attention to' whether thesu
. match in pattern. Finally, edge with
a border of the; knotted twine, which
you can do yourself when no design is
required. The effect is "charming and
exceedingly unusual
The Knitted Toque
HAVE you seen them? They ar e of
",f~l 'wool-red or white, usually—and *
.-■-*- they are knitted or crocheted
; loosely in the shape of. tigbt-iitting
skating caps and in the weave! once
familiar in baby afghans.
: Sometimes they are perfectly plain
sometimes-they are bordered with dark
fur; sometimes at the left side they have
a long quill-feather or kid or valve
caught by, a little half-moon ornament.
'Never anything .more than that—sim
plicity Is their raison d'etre.
They are certainly very stunning, and V
they are very easy to make. If you/
crochet at;all. you must,have one of
them, and if you don't crochet you must
- learn how. . ■ -
Probably they won't live very long
beyond this winter,"" but Paris has de
creed them, and so this season they are
quite the , thing. in Paris they wore
them first to the race*-* little girl sell- .
Ing doll caps at the gates thought of *
them first, they say^-and now they are
seen everywhere that a tailored suit Is '
in evidence. For country tramps or for
any open-air exercises they are ideal.
Since they fit closely over the hair, do
not need hatpins and yet do not disar
range the coiffure.
Moreover, no snow or rain can hurt
them, and they" are easily washable in
"'' water and ammonia, with a little
suds of castile soap. Do not iron them,
but wring them tight, roil them in a
towel and let them dry. In other words,
act 1 just as in laundering sweaters •
In fact," where they look best is with
the long ; knitted coats that Paris sent
over to us still earlier in the seasonl
- With a knitted skirt,: coat, gloves, \ eg
gins and cap, the iinter""girl is togged
.. wut* completely, ready 'for any weather.
' , '....,...... •. .—r- ——— „
Pretty Opera Bag
a BOUT, the simplest "possible:opera
ABOUT the simplest possible satin,
bag is made of a piece of satin,
***•,•*• linen or moire, sixteen "by seven '
Inches, with a lining of china silk the •
same size. -':-■■■ *"
. Sew 3 bag material and lining to
. gether and stitch up the sides. MaKe
* slots for the.; drawstrings, thread silt
cord through them, and there you are'
,Of course, if you wish to be a little \
more elaborate, embroidery and hand- '
painting are>■ In order; and then there
"are the. little pockets inside for •
. powder puffs., mirror, theater - tickets
etc. But the -bag >is certainly most
easily made, , and a very pretty and
"dainty one it is.

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