Paragraph 148. It is often necessary to splice a piece of lace. An ordinary seam would show plainly and mar the appearance of the work. Lace may be spliced so the joining will show but very little. To do this, place the ends to be joined so the pattern exactly matches; on the wrong side, buttonhole from one edge of the lace to the other on a diagonal thread. If necessary follow the pattern of the lace with the buttonhole stitch. Trim very close to the buttonhole stitches on both the right and the wrong sides.