"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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.…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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.
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