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Chapter XI: Pleatings, ruchings and quillings; cockades, pleated and petal rosettes, and other ornaments,   pp. 119-128 PDF (1.9 MB)

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   The width of the ribbon for a gathered rosette is determined 
partly by the size of the rosette, e.g. if the size of the rosette 
required is about 2½ in. in diameter, then 1 yd. of ribbon, 1 in.
in width, will give good proportion if it is mounted on a circular 
foundation 1 in. in diameter. The ribbon chosen will, of course, 
vary in width from 1 in. to 21 in.,'so that, for a well-proportioned 
rosette of 21 in. ribbon, we require 21 yd. and a foundation 2' in. 
in diameter. If this simple rule is followed the rosette will be 
true in form and each succeeding round of ribbon will just 
overlap the previous one. 
   A circular foundation of twofold net or muslin neatly wired 
round the edge and covered at the back with thin silk or 
ribbon must be made for each rosette;       this minimizes the 
amount of ribbon required and helps considerably in the forma- 
tion. The method of making a simple gathered ribbon rosette 
is the same as that explained in Chapter VI except that where 
the piece-material in the latter is folded and gathered through 
two folds, ribbon is as a rule used singly, only one edge being 
gathered and drawn up. 
   Fig. 32 in Chapter VI illustrates a rosette with shirred edge, 
where the gathering thread is carried over the unfolded edge of 
the ribbon, a method of making that is often applied to ribbon 
when rosettes are being made for children's hats, etc. 
   A petal rosette (Fig. 18 in this chapter) has a foundation 
1¼ in. in diameter. It requires 1I yds. of ribbon, I½ in. in
Mark the length of 54 in. into eighteen parts, and between each of 
the marks run a semicircular gathering thread as shown in Fig. 20. 
The surplus pieces of ribbon between the scallops should then be 
cut away and the gathering thread tightened a little so that 
small petals are formed. Arrange the ribbon on the foundation, 
commencing at the outer edge and working round and round to 
the centre, placing the petals of each row between those of the 
previous row, and finishing quite neatly in the centre of the 
foundation (Fig. 19). 
   Small circular pieces of silk, ninon, etc. (Fig. 21), may be used 

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