All these leaves are going to form part of a lace and goldwork picture. The small one in the centre of this group was worked separately and then stitched on when the piece was finished. I've used Stef Francis fine silk thread.

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Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on October 28, 2011 at 6:14pm
Judith, you are using thicker thread, so fewer stitches are fine.  I was thinking of finer thread, so used more stitches to make the twists.  You can see mine in the Gros Point Motif #5 on my page. The top side petals are twisted.  It gives a great effect, and I use the technique quite often in Gros Point. I haven't tried it on other needlelaces - yet!
Comment by Judith Holroyd on October 28, 2011 at 10:54am
Thanks for all your lovely comments. I'll post a photo of the finished piece in due course, though I'm currently making yet another leaf - maybe the last ... maybe not.
Comment by Anne Weston on October 28, 2011 at 10:45am
Your leaves are really lovely Judith. Pat will be proud of you.
Comment by Vi Hunt on October 28, 2011 at 8:37am
I just LOVE this Judith. No wonder you've been quiet lately!
Comment by Judith Holroyd on October 28, 2011 at 7:05am
Yes Elizabeth, that is what I've done, except I just worked 5 stitches normal then took every 6th stitch straight over. If you then coax it with your thumbnail it gives the same effect that you describe. I love the way that this twisted cordonette catches the light.
Comment by Lorelei Halley on October 28, 2011 at 12:44am
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on October 27, 2011 at 9:51pm

Well done. That is going to be stunning when finished. I hope you show us the completed piece.

Lorelei, I think there Is a cordonette all around, but in some parts Judith has worked a twisted cordonette, - so it looks like a rope, with the twists going up and over the cordonette.  I do this frequently in Gros point. You work a couple of stitches normall, then for the next 4 or 5 stitches, you pull up the thread higher and higher as you work each stitch, and finally just go right over the bundle, and then start again. this lifts the knots of each stitch just a bit higher than the previous one, and gives the look of it all being twisted.

Comment by Onna Addis on October 27, 2011 at 5:09pm

lovely, judith


Comment by Lorelei Halley on October 27, 2011 at 2:57pm
Everybody look at this one VIEW FULL SIZE.  Wow.  I notice that you haven't buttonholed the outer edge everywhere.  Are you planning something different or will you go back and do that?

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