Finished at last! All embellishments completed & many hours later! Stitched in Special Dentelles 100.

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Comment by Olga R Gonzalez on January 19, 2013 at 3:40pm
Comment by Debbie Schiel on June 30, 2011 at 5:40am
WOW! A beautiful piece & lovely design.
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on June 29, 2011 at 9:36pm

Well done. You have every right to feel very proud of yourself.

It looks terrific. Now - what is your next Gros Point project? :)

Comment by Onna Addis on June 29, 2011 at 9:03pm
this looks so perfect love it!
Comment by Ama on November 9, 2010 at 8:42am
Marvellous !
Comment by Lynette Hale on August 18, 2010 at 8:55pm
Dear Elizabeth, Yes being in one's 70's is a challenge! I used a pin to make the picots but as you say it does leave a bit of a loop at the end. I will give your tecnique with the fine sewing thread a go the next time I try the gros point - thankyou for the hint. With regards to the holes - I learn by the mistakes I make so will do better the next time. At the moment I am nursing 2 sore legs with ulcers so sitting with my feet up is good for making lace! I am going to give aemilia ars a try now for a change then will go back to the gros point as time allows. Enjoyed talking to you.
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on August 18, 2010 at 8:48pm
I am 2 years older than you - and I know the feeling!!!!!!!! :)
Yes, Penelope Stitch (going backwards!) does not do the finer thread very much good, and if you have gone too far, it is not worth the effort.

Either way - whipping into the stitch, or collecting up the bundle of 3 threads is correct. I prefer the whipping way, but it is all a matter of personal preference. (that keeps cropping up, doesn't it?!)

You worked your embellishemnts beautifully. Don't they give a nice "Lift" to a piece?
Do you use a pin to support the picot while working it?
I use a fine thread - sewing cotton, and it makes less of a loop at the end of them.
Comment by Lynette Hale on August 18, 2010 at 12:17am
Thankyou Elizabeth, I well knew this about the holes after I had done a few rows, but had forgotten to take in the loops, however as it was a piece I was learning on for the moment, I didn't bother to unpick it as I felt it was too fine a thread. I will of course do the holes the correct way with the next piece. It is a whiile since I did holes & it's interesting how one forgets! Can''t complain I guess as I will be 72 in a couple of weeks! I am allowed to make mistakes - as an embroidery tutor I know that!
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on August 17, 2010 at 10:41pm
Well done. That looks Great.

Just a comment - you have worked the holes - diamond, without whipping into the missed stitch, it appears, as I can see the straight return,. When working the holes this way, may I suggest you work the next row of stitches over the laid thread as well, so it holds it down, and makes the hole more prominent. I prefer to whip into the stitch I will miss to make the hole, but I have tried it the other way, and you have to take the stitch over All the threads showing, to make a better hole.
Comment by Lynette Hale on August 17, 2010 at 6:27pm
Thankyou ladies, much appreciated. I did enjoy doing it but the folk who did it in the 16th century need accolades too as the work was so fine. I found the 100 cotton bad enough! I might do another piece as time permits - design a piece that is.

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