"Thank you for this tidbit of information: " I was taught that if you have thread three times the length of the row plus the length of your needle then you will have enough to finish the row." I will put that into use."
"It's true Regina that we learn by our mistakes and now you've done that - and unpicked it - you'll not do it again. And now you'll be able to look at this piece with pride instead of your eye always being drawn to the part you…"
"Well, I couldn't stand it. I decided to back out two rows where I started and ended the old and new threads and connect the mistake. I am much happier with it. Also, it gave me a better understanding of how the stitches are…"
My understanding is that experienced lace makers avoid starting a new thread in the middle of a row, since it is almost impossible to disguise. (The exception might by Hollie point, which has enormously long rows.) For most…"
"Yes, it does make sense. That is what I did with one exception where I ran out in the middle near the top 1/3. I should have gone back to the beginning of that row because now every time I look at that part it will bother me! Lesson…"
"When I finish a thread I whip it around the cordonnet for a few centimetres to fasten it off and then bring the new thread up through the couching stitches holding the cordonnet to the place where I finished and then continue with the new thread.…"
I just finished my first section on the Leaf pattern and used the Corded Single Brussels stitch. I just "winged" it this time, but I am wondering if there are more "proper" ways of starting and finishing a new thread (if you run out). Does anyone have some suggestions? See More
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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. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to help.