it would have helped to attach the scan..grinthank you,Onna

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Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on July 21, 2012 at 8:52pm

Keep practicing, Onna.  I get different lengths of picots too!!  I find them had=rd to get the same length - especially if I do them on different days - some good days have nice even picots, and bad days - they are all sizes!!!

I have not found a way to be consistent, yet!

It is an enjoyable craft, and so portable to take out and about with you in your pocket! - so don't give up.  I learned from Elena's books, too, but had the good luck to get a class with her at IOLI in Portland 2010.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on July 20, 2012 at 3:13pm

Onna

I haven't tried oya yet, so I have no advice to give.  But I have tried blocking some of my lace pieces when they were finished, and that did make them look more presentable.  I pinned them onto a piece of foam, sticking the pins so stretch the piece just a little so it would be flat.  Then I sprayed it with hot tap water in a plant mister.  Let it dry for 24 hours.  It looked much better.  I did that to my "Sun".

Comment by Onna Addis on July 20, 2012 at 3:03pm

Thank you @ Elizabeth for the kind comment. *I needed that encouragement.  Some days I call this stitch *AIRBORNE if you know what I mean. Remove needle and throw work across the room. Take a deep breath and get over it! LOL

Comment by Onna Addis on July 20, 2012 at 2:54pm

Hi@Lorelei, yes E.D. =Elena Dickson, I save so many tries of her patterns they are in a folder called ED, no disrespect meant, Elena if you are on here.  And Nope, they are all the knot stitch. I did the last row about 3 times as I had a lot of trouble getting the 3 long loops in the center the same size. Any hints on how to get these right? Practice, Practice, practice, well. I work on the knotted lace a good 2-4 hrs. a day . I think the camera picture is not so ugly. On here you see every mistake and imperfection as I scanned it at 200dpi.It might be better if I pressed it and even out my work. But it is the first finished piece I have had the guts to put up. Any advice on how to perfect these stitches? Anyone at all, I would most appreciate it. I have had no help other than her books and a few websites. Would love to take a class from Elena.

Onna

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on July 12, 2012 at 11:30pm

Pretty. Well done.

I think,. Lorelei, that the outer stitches are just worked closer together than the previous row of stitches, and knotted tighter, therefore they look different. The previous round is a different stitch - well, the same knotted stitch, but left with spaces.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on July 11, 2012 at 5:55pm

Is E.D. Elena Dickson?  Interesting.  The outer row looks different.  It looks like tatting, or is it buttonhole stitch over laid threads?

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