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Nov. s, 192s. 1 `560 283 E. B. MEHLEM SIENCIL EMBROIDERY PATTERN Filed May l, 1924 www Vw warmup lll Patented Nov. 3, 19.25.
unirse STATES STAENCILY-EMROIDERY PATTERN.
:Application filed May 1, 1924.-.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it .known thlat I, A EMMA BERNIERy MnHLicu, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful In'iprovements l in` Stencil Embroidery Patterns; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as Will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
In the embroidery of designs on netting and the like, it is customary to use a sheet of fabric stamped with the desired design,
'" to pass the embroidery silk or cotton through both the netting and the fabric, and to then cut the fabric from the embroidery along the edge of the latter. Then embroidering in this manner, the netting obscures the design on the fabric to some extent and makes the embroidering operation rather difficult, particularly under unfavorable conditions of light. Furthermore, the stamped design on the fabric can be used but once and there is danger of cutting the netting when the embroidered design is being cut from the fabric. It is therefore the object of my invention to provide an improved method and embroidery pattern which is free from these objections, yet is simple land inexpensive.
With the foregoing in View, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, the description being supplemented by the accompanying drawing.
Figure l is a plan view of the invention.
Figure 2 is a plan vievv showing the preferred manner of using the device.
Figure 3 is a sectional view as indicated by line 33 of Fig. 2.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary elevation showing a different manner of using the invention.
Figure 5 is a sectional View on line 55 of Fig. 4, before the design is cut from the fabric backing.
In the form of construction shown in Figs. l to 3, the numeral l designates a sheet of paper or the like, said sheet having been converted into a pattern, by cutting a number of openings 2 entirely through said sheet. Glued or otherwise secured against .the back of the pattern sheet 1, is a backing Serial No. 710,406.
sheet 3.of cotton or other desired fabric. This backingsheet kprevents tearing ofthe pattern sheet l and it is of a color contrast- `ing with said pattern sheet, so that portions of it Will be very conspicuously displayed through the numerous openings 2 thereby distinctively displaying the cut-out pattern. A netting or they like 1l, to 'be embroidered, is placed upon the pattern sheet l, andthe 'conspicuously displayed cut-out pattern can be readily seen through such netting, even though the latter be formed of heavy strands, rather closely Woven. The embroidery silk or the like 5, is entWined only with the meshes of the netting 4 and hence the pattern formed by the sheets l and 3, may be used repeatedly.
It is often desirable to have the embroidery upon the netting, actually backed up by fabric. Then this is desired, a pattern sheet l" (Figs. 4 and having openings 2a is backed up by a fabric sheet 3a of a contrasting color but of preferably the same coloi` as the embroidery to be formed on the netting 4a. Then, the embroidery 5a may be passed through the netting la and through the portions of the backing 3a exposed through the openings 2a, as indicated in Fig. This having been done, the backing 3a is cut from the netting, around the edge of the embroidered design, and it will be seen that the line around Which the cutting must be done is spaced to some extent from the netting Ll, by the thickness of the pattern sheet la. I-Ience, there is little liability of cutting said netting.
Obviously, when the method just described is used, the pattern may be used but once.
It will be seen from the foregoing, that I have provided a novel method and form of pattern which Will effectively overcome the difliculties heretofore pointed out, the pattern being further advantageous as it is comparatively stiff due to the stencil sheet 1, and hence, there is not as much danger of the netting getting out of proper relation with the pattern.
l. The method of producing an embroidered reticulate article consisting in cutting a pattern through a flexible sheet, securing a backing sheet of contrasting color against the rear lside of the pattern 4sheet to collspicuously display the cut-out pattern thereof, placing a reticulate sheet upon the front side of the pattern sheet, and embroidering said reticulate sheet over the distinctively displayed cut-out pattern.
2. The method of producing an embroidered reticulate article with the aid of a sheet having a cut-out pattern, and a backing sheet of contrasting color secured to the rear side of the pattern sheet to distinctively display the pattern thereof; consisting in placing a reticulate sheet upon the front side of the pattern sheet, embroidering the reticulate sheet over the conspicuously displayed cut-out pattern and extending the embroidery through the openings of the pattern and the portions of the backing sheet spanning such openings, and cutting the backing sheet from the embroidered reticulate sheet around the edges of the pattern openings.
3. A pattern for carrying out the herein described method of producing an embroidered reticulate sheet, said pattern comprising a flexible paper sheet having a cut-out pattern, ant a flexible fabric sheet of contrasting colorsecured to the back of said pattern sheet to conspicuously display the cut-out pattern thereof, said fabric sheet being suficiently thin to permit easy connection thereof with the sheet to be embroidered by passing` the embroidery cotton through both sheets, and being sufficiently thin to permit easy vcutting from the completed embroidery.
In testimonyr whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature.
EMMA BERNIER MEHLEM.