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|Try out some basic
stitches on the bookmark sampler and then use one of the leaf sprays
below as your actual practice piece. In the sample at right I used
linen: 35/3 as cordonnet, 40/2 as lace thread, 40/2 and 70/2 for
buttonholing the cordonnet.
Go to Needlelace Stitches for some stitch diagrams and photos. Go to Needle Lace Tutorial for detailed instructions on setting up and working this simple sampler. It is an opportunity to try out the method and some stitches.
|Original size: 9 3/4 inches or
|Original size: 9inches or
|For either of these in the
Original size use #20 or
30 cordonnet cotton, or pearl 8 as lace filling thread. If you use
a thicker outline thread, try cordonnet #10 as outline thread.
For 75% of original size use #20 or 30 cordonnet for outline threads, and # 40 or 50 cordonnet for lace thread.
|Leaf spray 2||oth247|
|For leaf spray #2 use the same outline thread path as for the pattern below. Use whatever lace stitches you want to try out. If either pattern is too large and ambitious, cut off the bottom half and use only part of the pattern. I used pearl 5 as outline threads and Aurifil 12 as lace threads. Aurifil 12 is comparable to pearl cotton #12.|
|Top center: single Brussels
Left 1: corded double Brussels
Left 2: corded single Brussels
Left 3: Pea st variant 4
Left 4: corded Brussels
Left 5: Pea st variant 1
Left 6: corded Brussels
|Right 1: corded Brussels
Right 2: treble Brussels
Right 3: corded Brussels
Right 4: pea st variant 3
Right 5: corded Brussels
Right 6: corded treble Brussels
|Each leaf is connected to its neighbor 2x by Alencon bars. I was trying out Venetian picots also, but wasn't consistent.|
|Leaf spray 1||oth 200|
|F36||F36 Needlelace This design assumes you know how to set up a pattern. A diagram of the outline thread path is included, as are stitch diagrams. Use whatever stitches you want to try. I used pearl 5 as outline thread and Aurifil 12 as lace threads.|
|Each leaf is connected to its neighbor 2x by Alencon bars. The same bars connect the 2 sides of the stem together. The dense leaves are corded single Brussels. Leaf top left is pea st 1, left 3 is pea st 3, right 1 is pea st 2, right 2 is pea st 4.|
|This pattern is based on 2 small motifs from C. M. Ricci DISEGNI DI TRAFORI. I put them together and added the looped edge. See Reticella needle lace for the working sequence that I used for this piece. I used the fil de trace method for laying the cordonnet, but other pathways are possible.|
Contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions. 7/13/10 Revised November 24, 2011