My poor wits, in these days, are like bits of sewing silk wound on a card.
In waist repairing, the sewing silk should match the material.
It consisted of a round disc of card suspended between two pieces of sewing silk.
It may be likened to a two-foot length of sewing silk swimming round and round an oval sixty feet in circumference.
The neatest way to finish these holes is to sew the edges over and over with a needleful of sewing silk.
No sewing silk is fine enough to use without separating the thread and using one of the strands.
sewing silk and cotton should be kept in a closed box to exclude the light and air.
This is how it is done: Thread a No. 11 needle with sewing silk the colour of the chamois.
"I have to go down to the Pettah, to get some sewing silk to match this;" and she drew out a small fragment of yellow silk.
Start by threading a fine needle with a piece of sewing silk the colour of the bag.