I've completed the insertion seams. The Spring green color I worked them in helps to make the seams pop.
I haven't found much information on how to work these seams. In fact, the only sources I found are a few diagrams and photographs in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 4, and some instructions in T. de Dillmont's Encyclopedia of Needlework. If anyone knows of another source, please contact me.
I chose a seam which was both diagramed in Arnold's book, and included in de Dillmont's...
|from Patterns of Fashion 4 by J. Arnold|
|from Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework by T. deDillmont|
Here you can see the seam in process. The 2 pieces of linen to be seamed have been placed together with wrong sides facing each other. Pick a side to start with and begin the buttonhole stitches.
The needle pierces one piece of linen at a time. So, in this step the needle pierces the top piece of linen only.
|The first buttonhole stitch is complete.|
|The second buttonhole is about twice|
the length of the first.
|The third buttonhole is the same|
length as the first.
I turned the piece in my hands so that the side I was working on was facing me each time. The thread is run back and forth between the 2 pieces of linen to work groups of buttonholes first on one piece, then on the other. It's the thread connecting the groups of 3 that actually holds the 2 pieces together.
The fringes on the scarf need to be completed yet. I ran out of floss and am awaiting my package in the mail. As soon as the fringes are complete, I will post a pic of the finished scarf.