"Shirl - you never stop learning!! - Well, I hope you won't!!! :)
The more you know, - it seems to me - the more there is to learn!! Lace has So many variations, and variations on variations, that it is never ending!!"
"Garments with hand made buttonholes have a row of the knots of the buttonhole stitch along the top of the cut - where the button passes through, and this gives the firmness and wear to a man-made buttonhole. It is a form of twisted…"
"Interesting indeed! I'd never heard of the tailor's buttonhole stitch, but when I looked it up, I learned something! Plus it reminded me of the stitch used in shisha embroidery (Indian textiles) to attach a mirror to…"
"A tailor's Buttonhole stitch is very different with a knot at the top... so it can all become confusing!!!
Still - I had not known the difference, so thanks, Lorelei for sorting that out for me!! I always thought they were just the…"
"@Elizabeth ma'am yeah at start I was confused between blanket stitch and buttonhole , then I referred some embroidery books to clear that up :) I think Buttonhole stitch is a huge family of stitches in itself"
"Shirl, - you learn more from the mistakes, than if you got it perfect the first time!!!
You did Very well , so don't worry about the "not-quite-perfect" bits - remember - they show it was hand made!!! (Well that is the usual excuse -…"
"I followed a pattern in PieceWork magazine.
The stitches were called:
Cording (overcast) stitch (Punto Cordoncino)
Venetian knotted stitch (Punto Chiaro)
Buttonhole stitch (Punto Smerlo)
Spiderweb with picot (Ragnetto)
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I have been tatting for 23 years. Today I started puncetto and did a small square. It was messy, but I was doing it in the car from memory. Now I have all my books out, several pages printed from the internet, and ready to give it a real try.
Your very welcome. Try to keep it simple and large until, you get used to the stitch direction and tension. When it feels more natural, then its time to try your hand at something more challenging. Hope it works out for you this time.
Hi Shirl, I saw you first attemps, its realy not thar bad. If your having problems finding the last stich, you realy have to count how many you have already done and what you started with. you could also put a pin or thread in your last stich as you are making it. Coiless safty pins work well. remeber to count the straight part of the stich, not the bump. If your have problems let me know, I will try to help make it easier for you.
I wrote a comment on your booklace1 on stitchinfingers. But here in this group it is a borderline kind of subject. So please remove it. Putting a link to it on your blog is perfectly fine, or a link to your photos on stitchinfingers is also fine. I'm trying to keep this network on topic.
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