What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
with a cordinette
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
Armenian needle lace with buttonhole stitches
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I have been embroiderer for about 15 years.I enjoy all kinds of embroidery and needle lace. I have known about Armenian needle lace for some time but would like to learn how to do it. While trawling the net i found your pages which has fired my imagination.
Hello Pamela, I am not good at this! I loose lots in the either.i think that you are thinking of using a stump work technique, I do this with my embroidery to give a 3 D dimension. Make the leaf as you would a normal needle.lace technique but slip stitch the leaf into position. If you want to have as raised look the pad the leaf either with felt or stuf with batting. Either will work well. If you want the leaf to be free at a wire around the cordonnet before you buttonhole. Then you can manipulate the leaf to the shape you want. Kay Dennis does some really good books showing this. Her web site is linked on the guild of needlelaces web site www.guildofneedlelaces.org
Hope this helps.
It also occurs to me that stumpwork might achieve your goal. I don't do it, but my understanding is that they work needlelace stitches over a wire that forms the outline. It doesn't need to be thick, but you do need something to hang the stitches on. There is a stumpwork group on stitchinfingers; perhaps they can help.
Now I understand. What you are describing sounds something like what is done in oya and Turkish or Armenian needlelace. They have those little flowers made of knotted buttonhole stitches that they attach to scarves, etc. You might join our OYA group. There is a long list of resources on the opening page of that group. We have 2 albums full of OYA pictures and some are of the kind of motifs you describe. Perhaps you could adapt that technique for your project.
The 2nd one has the little flower edgings. If you see something there that sort of fits your requirements, perhaps a member of our OYA group could help you figure out how to adapt it for your purposes.
It is certainly possible to create the kind of leaves you are talking about. Please look at the tutorials in our BEGINNERS group. The plain rectangular bookmark has the fullest explanations. But there is also a leaf tutorial. And there is a simple leaf pattern in our BEGINNERS PATTERNS albums.
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