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Baby Steps

I feel as though I'm finally making progress. I printed graph paper on my heavy blue paper and couched some rectangles so I could practice my stitches.


Here is what I've accomplished so far. This is not my first attempt at diamonds. I tried them with single Brussels, corded single Brussels, and various thread sizes. I kept getting confused with single…


Added by Lenore English on February 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Begin at the Beginning

It's been a long summer, but I'm finally able to start working on needle lace again. I spent most of June and July helping my daughter, and then again in August when the baby decided to make an early appearance! Everything worked out all right, and now I have a grandson and new grand daughter. My son got married in late October, and I hope that my family is settled for awhile.

I made myself a hot cup of tea, and while it steeped pulled out all my needle lace books and projects. I'm… Continue

Added by Lenore English on October 30, 2010 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

Starting another flower

I want to work on my "open" stitches, double brussels, pea stitch and single brussels, and looked through my Lovesey books for inspiration. In "Creative Design in NL" (p97) I found a 7 petal flower that will give me an opportunity to practice. The flower is described as an "antique flower" set into fine muslin. It must be a very small flower enlarged to fill the entire page. I scanned, printed, traced and generally tweaked until I'm ready to start couching. There are 4 leaves with the flower,… Continue

Added by Lenore English on May 13, 2010 at 12:27pm — 2 Comments

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