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  • After that it went faster, and by mid-afternoon of making-day she was taking garments from Roland's pile and oversewing his stitches with her own, which were finer and closer.

    The Dark Tower

  • In small pieces of work, however, there is not much likelihood of strain, so the oversewing at the back answers fairly well.

    Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving

  • The process of stitching up at the back is simply an oversewing with silk or other strong thread.

    Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving

  • Supposing a border, owing to its being of a different colour, had to be joined the entire length of the work, the interlocking stitches might be made at intervals of about half an inch, and when the work was finished the oversewing at the back might be taken the entire length.

    Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving

  • This stitch, like oversewing, may be worked from right to left or from left to right.

    Textiles and Clothing

  • Some garments, with designs produced by oversewing before dyeing, are seen here, but they are recent importations from the Kulaman or Tagakaolo tribes.

    The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao The R. F. Cummings Philippine Expedition

  • "Now we shan't be long," said Johnny, and Cheon, believing him, expressed great admiration for Johnny, and superintended the scrubbing of the walls, while I sat and sewed, yard after yard of oversewing, as never woman sewed before.

    We of the Never-Never

  • The two degrees of obscuring or clouding gold by oversewing are here shown in most instructive contrast.

    Art in Needlework A Book about Embroidery

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