For practice in the motion of overcasting. Materials

No. 8 needle, No. 50 thread, and a folded edge of cotton cloth.

Fig. 8.

Fig. 8. - Showing the work and hand in position.


1. Have the needle threaded, but make no knot.

2. Hold the fold of the cloth slanting across the edge of the cushion of the left forefinger, keeping it in place with the thumb and second finger, as in Fig. 8.

3. Put the needle in from the back of the fold, pointing it towards the left shoulder.

4. Draw the needle and thread through as in Drill No. 2.