"Hi Miriam, Read Stillwell's book, she has some great ideas for starting.
I personally use two pieces of hard plastic (I use quilters template plastic) cut the same size, then covered in fabric. The two pieces let me put pins in between, to wind…"
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Hi Miriam, Read Stillwell's book, she has some great ideas for starting.
I personally use two pieces of hard plastic (I use quilters template plastic) cut the same size, then covered in fabric. The two pieces let me put pins in between, to wind the base thread around. Stiff card would also work.
To start, put a small hole in the center of the plastic discs to pass the thread through. Pass the end of the thread through the hole, and secure to the back by sewing through a flat button for strength and support, then finish off securely into the fabric cover at the back. The bulk of the ball of thread will be at the front.
Place pins around the edge between the two layers of plastic, at an even distance apart. I use a polar graph to get them even. Simply just wind the thread around the pins.Then cut a very long length of thread, thread it through a tapestry needle, and start weaving or knotting how you want. When done, leave a long tail to be finished off around the edge later, or if you have needle-weaving it can be taken between the weaving for a way, out of sight, then simply cut off.
Take the pins out, cut the original anchor thread, and you are done. The anchor thread and button at the back can be removed and the button reused for the next one.
I notice the South American girls use a fabric base stretched in a frame. I have yet to try that method. I have tried fabric stretched in a hoop, but to me it wasn't tight enough, and my finished lace did not sit flat. I would also like to try a lace pillow of which I have two. A piece of polystyrene covered in fabric may work to put pins in for support and may be worth a try.
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