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Hill, Clare, fl. 1900 / Millinery: theoretical and practical

Stitches used in millinery and their application,   pp. 111-115 PDF (846.9 KB)

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  Whit Oping. -Whipping   is a   stitch seldom   now 
             used, but very useful, and is generally 
             employed instead of the gathering-stitch 
             for lace, tulle, etc., to prevent ravelling. 
 Back-stich.--Back-stitch is used for joining velvet 
             or any two pieces of material requiring 
             to be closely adhesive one to the other. 
 Long   back-stitch.- Long  back-stitch is used   for 
            fastening the inner edge of brim, both 
            shape and covering, to sideband on the 
            outside and inside; securing the material 
            tip to that of the shape; sewing in head- 
LooIh-sti/ch.--Loop-stitch when buttonhole is not 
            absolutely required. 
Butlonhole.-Buttonhole-stitch for all wiring pur- 
            poses, as sewing wire to parts of shape, 
            or in making lace fans. 
Basting.--Basting-stitch is used, as in dressmaking, 
            to secure material and interlining, so that 
            one will hold to the other while being 
            tacked, as the circular piece for a top of 
            Tam-o'-Shanter to its interlining prior to 
            pleating into form, or the attaching of a 
            velvet brim to the shape, preparatory to 
            the process of lacing and slip-stitching. 
Basting for Cr~pe.-Basting for crepe, as before. 
Fly-running.-Fly-running    is used   when   making 
            ruches, casings for. Liberty or drawn hats, 
            quillings, and all other portions of mil- 
            linery required to be full on the thread. 
            The peculiarity of this stitch is that the 

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