Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
It's been a long time since I worked on any lace. Actually, almost since I posted my last blog post. I have found that life just seems to get busy on me, and I get distracted with other art projects, commissions, and work. I was feeling particularly rotten the other day and just wanted to work on something for me, so I picked up this long neglected piece and decided to keep at it. I'm excited to get started on something other than couching, but I'm a little ways from that. I have this glorious silk thread that I'll be using and I can't wait to use it! Though I'm not sure about the color. Right now it's kind of a sunflower gold, and I'm not sure if that goes with a moon. I may buy some other color. Haven't decided yet though.
Anyway, since this is technically my second piece, we'll see how it goes! I had to throw it in the embroidery hoop because it was just starting to get a little too much for my hand to handle. It's seemed to work out quite well for the couching so I may use my embroidery stand in the future with the cloth tacked down. Anything to make my life easier.
I'm open to suggestions, comments, concerns, criticisms. I'm here to learn!