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'Colonial' Stitches

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NETTING AND TUFTED WORK Netted fringes, copied from old patterns, bearing such quaint names as "Moonshine Stitch" and "Matrimony Stitch," are made in linen and cotton; wide and tasselled for a bed-tester, or more delicate to edge a curtain. Bedspreads of material especially woven, like the old-time dimities, are outlined with tufted or knotted work in white cotton, copying old designs. These are also used for table and bureau covers.
This work is done by Mrs. L. Emma Henry.

Emma Coleman, A Historic and Present Day Guide to Old Deerfield, Boston, 1907, page 101.