"Thanks Julie for the picture. I ran two rows of thread around the edge and worked some of the buttonhole stitch and it worked well. The extra threads gave the edge enough substance. I will look into getting the book you recommended as I would like…"
"Lovely work. To get the same effect with only 2 threads each direction per square, you need to alter the size thread you are using. Also, try using very long lengths of thread to minimize ends - use a blind stitch (or invisible stitch) to get to…"
"Congrats on making your own net..... like Liz , I buy mine.
I have seen four lots of thread in Ilalian books ... from what I can gather when you make your own net ,the squares are much larger and therefore if only filled with two threads it tends to…"
"My only suggestion is that next time you should leave yourself a little more unused mesh outside the embroidered area. In samples I've seen, buttonholing along the edge is usually done. The the extra meshes can just be cut off flush…"
"Fancy making your own net!! I have not tried that - far too lazy - I buy mine ready made!
Well done. That looks great.
I use the book filet lace my Margaret Morgan - an Aussie book published by Milner Publications (Amazon have it - or did have…"
Hi! A friend found a book at the library called "Renaissance Patterns for Lace, Embroidery and Needlepoint" by Federico Vinciolo and Apparently the patterns are reprints from books originally printed in 1587 and 1606. Of course I had to try one! I have almost no experience with filet lace. I made the mesh and did a cloth stitch to fill in all the solid squares, but I couldn't find information anywhere on how to properly finish off all the ends of the threads as the lace is being embroidered. I…See More
Welcome. Please go to NOTES and read them all. They cover our policies, our territory, and the software. We do have groups for point de gaze and for contemporary needle lace. You may want to join them both. …"
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
I have been learning needle lace for one year, although I did experiment with some stitches when I was a teen. I am currently interested in Point de Gaze, and designing my own original needle lace pieces.
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
I am interested in learning any type of needle lace!
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
In addition to needle lace I also do bobbin lace, tatting teneriffe, embroidery, needle felting, crochet, knitting, spinning, sewing and beading. I love all forms of needlework! I teach needlework classes and design original tatting patterns.
Welcome. Please go to NOTES and read them all. They cover our policies, our territory, and the software. We do have groups for point de gaze and for contemporary needle lace. You may want to join them both. The point de gaze opening page has a list of resources for that style of lace, books and online. You might want to look and get started. If you have any problems with the site, contact me and I'll try to help.