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Antique work basket craft project (1862)

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Work basket, trimmed with ribbon

Procure a small basket, of a round or oval shape, with a lid some violet and maize-colored ribbon (the quantity must depend upon the size of the basket): it will require to be slightly fulled, so as to make it fall easy.

There are two rows of each color on the basket, and likewise on the lid. The ribbon is pinked at the edge, and the pattern is worked in chain-stitch, in fine white purse silk.

A narrow gimp trimming is laid round the upper row of ribbon, as shown in the engraving. The width of the ribbon must depend upon the depth of the basket.

vintage work basket craft how-to from 1962

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