Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas. I hope you manage to find time to play with needle and thread at some point over the festive period. Looking forward to the Winter Solstice tomorrow and the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Teri Dow Dec 20, 2016.
"Definitely beautiful. Is there lots of twisted buttonhole in the leaf? I like the way you broke up the leaf into manageable sections, with different colors. And did you add the stiffening in the petals as you were working it, or after it was…"
"Hi Lynette, how weird - I was only thinking of you yesterday and all the amazing works you have accomplished over the years' and now you've popped up today with yet another! It is gorgeous and exquisitely detailed x"
"I'd like to add to this. Before doing the final outlining, do consider your composition and make two decisions -
1 - what lines/sections do you consider to be inferior to the design? Work these first
2 - what lines/sections do you consider…"
"Maria, do consider taking advantage of the Encyclopedia of Needlework by Theresa de Dillmont. You'll find an online link to it here on the site. I'd find it for you but unfortunately time is against me at present. There are a good range of…"
"Hi julianna, difficult to see what you mean without a photo, so please bear with me and I'll try to help you. If you are doing a corded stitch - instead of taking the cord straight over to the other side, hook it in midway before anchoring to…"
"Wonderful to hear from you Karen. Your cockerel still remains imprinted on my mind! My enthusiasm for NL remains as earnest as always, although I do procrastinate quite a bit when it comes to mounting finished projects. Where is your latest NL…"
I have been inactive for over a year, but I took up needle and thread last week to start a new needlelace project, so I signed in. It's nice to see you still here and active! You've done some neat things since I…"
Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas. I hope you manage to find time to play with needle and thread at some point over the festive period. Looking forward to the Winter Solstice tomorrow and the gradually increasing daylight hours, so full of promise.
thanks for your concern. I have started a simple needlelace flower to get back into it. I also want to do the same for the pag lace. I have not done any of that for a year. Will post as soon as I have anything.
Hello Teri. Sorry I'm late, but only now I have entered the blog. I did not understand your question well, so I'll explain to you how we put the thread of “rilievo” (padding-gimp) after finished all the embroidery. If the gimp is in the interior of the work we fix it with a thin thread (N 100) only with a overcast stitch, if the padding is on the outer edge of the lace (where previously we have already fixed the gimp with overcast stitch) we add an additional free thick thread and we cover everything with the buttonhole stitch. If you look at the picture on page 29 you will see this (I did not realize that the needle was so wrong when I took the photo). If you like, you can also cover the internal padding with buttonhole stitch you will have a visual effect stronger. In my blog there are some magnified leaves embroidered by my friend Adriana who loves this finishing.The name is “Fiori di Adriana”. I hope I have been helpful to you, and if is not, write me again. A hug
Hi Teri. Thanks for the comment, but they are no beads. they are normal pins with red head and I slipped them among small circles with top padding for the photo. I wanted them to look small christmas balls. Merry Christmas