Scissors

Six-inch blade for cutting out, about 3s. 6d. Small embroidery for unpicking, from 1s. Round-pointed drapers', for general use, from Is.

Needles And Cottons

Needle

Cotton

For machine............................

B

50 or 60

For hand work........................

6

30 to 40

For hand work......................

7

40 to 50

For tucking, machine

0

80

For hooks and eyes.....

6

30

For threading beads.....

16

200

For transferring lace

10 or 12

100 to 200

For tacking, always use tack-ing cotton, which is not so strong as ordinary thread, and so gives way when pulled out, instead of breaking the per-manent stitches.

For tacking, straw needles

6

1,000-yard reels tack-ing cotton in white.

For correcting, straw needles .....

6

Ditto in red

For running, straw needles......

7

50 or ac-cording to material.

Pins

For general use, short whites, 6|d. the box.

For silk and velvet, steel, about 3 3/4d. the small box.