Michelle H
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Sue Babbs replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Some metallics fray or shred really easily.  I really like working with BIJOUX METALLIC threads.  The colours are more muted than the copper you have here, but they are very nicely behaved threads! The Stef Francis leaves are…"
14 hours ago
Michelle H replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Thanks Sue. I sourced some Madeira metallic thread and had a go using it. IT's lovely, but a completely different ballgame - so much more difficult to keep an even tension! I love how it looks though. I made some copper earrings using it…"
15 hours ago
Sue Babbs replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"You are doing do well.  I think the one with the varied colours will look especially good on your beetles"
Apr 20
Michelle H replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Thank you. I really love doing the corded brussels, it's so satisfying to work. One more set of wings. I tried using a few different colours with each row on one wing. And double knotted buttonhole on the other - which makes such lovely little…"
Apr 20
Lorelei Halley replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Your stitch spacing is very good, with good control and evenness. Keep going."
Apr 17
Michelle H replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Two more sets of wings I made this week. Just practising stitches and working on tension."
Apr 15
Michelle H replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Thanks Lorelei! I'm still going, I seem unable to stop :D I've made more wings and played with some ideas for earrings The wings are in Coton a broder 25 and crochet cotton 30. The earrings are in machine thread quilting cotton 50wt.…"
Apr 10
Lorelei Halley replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Michelle I love your beetles, especially the dark green one with beads."
Apr 10
Lorelei Halley replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Sue I don't recall seeing this piece before. Am glad you posted it here."
Apr 10
Lorelei Halley replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"I like all your little wings. Your tension and spacing is quite good. My first pieces were far messier. Keep going."
Apr 10
Michelle H replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Ah yes, I have some of Jane Nicholas' books, including the beetle one - her work is divine. My little guys have embroidered wing covers and (of late) needlelace wings underneath. Umm let me see if I can work out how to upload photos to show…"
Apr 3
Sue Babbs replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Yes, beetles need glossy, metallic thread on their wings and back!! Embroidery shops are helpful for finding such treasures. Two books which you might like, which I discovered a long time after making this dragonfly are Jane Nicholas: Stumpwork…"
Apr 3
Michelle H replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Ah thank you :D I think I need to invest in some sparkly thread for ym little creatures!"
Apr 3
Sue Babbs replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"The threads were whatever I happened to have in that fitted the colour scheme!  So a mix of Piper's silks, Madeira holographic thread, Accentuate and Bijoux threads.  This was made in 2012, and I had had some of those threads since…"
Apr 3
Michelle H replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Oh he is beautiful! What are the metallic threads you have used?"
Apr 2
Sue Babbs replied to Michelle H's discussion My little wings in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"You are doing really well.  I have also made wings for a dragon fly using needlelace techniques.  The piece is entitled "Time Flies"niques"
Apr 2

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Your skill level
beginner
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
I've been making little needlelace wings for my insects
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
Not really sure yet
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I've embroidered and crocheted all my life. I've done really basic buttonhole lace in stumpwork and some other embroidery. Bit I've been making standalone needlelace wings for my little creatures and want to learn more.
Your blog (you can leave this blank):
http://www.instagram.com/pardalotemakes/
Your work on photo sharing site flickr? picasa? photobucket? or similar? (you can leave this blank)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pardaloteflits/

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At 10:38pm on March 21, 2019, Lorelei Halley said…

Michelle

Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. I especially recommend the 3D LACES and the CONTEMPORARY AND MODERN NEEDLE LACE groups. You would also enjoy our members' photos. If you have any questions about this site, contact me and I'll try to help.

 
 
 

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