SLC - installment 3 - my afternoon class

Here I am again.  My afternoon class MTTF was

P218 Venetian Needlelace (Bart Elwell)

This lace is often made up of stylized images, which have outlines that are

emphasized by high relief padding. It is created completely with needle and

thread upon a temporary foundation. There are many aspects of this lace that

make it a desirable technique. Most of the stitches are simple variations of the

buttonhole stitch. It can easily be carried along and worked in your free time.

The materials and tools are readily available and inexpensive, and because of its

straightforward construction, the design possibilities for self-expression are

limitless. Beginner and intermediate levels.

It was wonderful.  Such a nice group of ladies and a great teacher.  I had done some needlelace before but it was a while ago.  I've been wanting to do some of Liz's patterns and this class was perfect to get back my confidence to attempt them.  It was kind of funny as usually I'm the only one in class that is left-handed.  But this time, Bart, me and another lady are all left handed.  So it was just a little easier.  Learned a few new tricks that will help with all my needlelace work.

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Comment by Linda Dumas on August 14, 2013 at 1:44pm

what he uses for the buttonhole stitch is Lizbeth 20.  But to build up the padding, I used 10 threads of Lizbeth 10.  I will take a picture and show you.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on August 14, 2013 at 12:31pm

Linda: thanks for your report on the convention, very interesting.  Does he use a thicker thread as the outline thread, or is it the same size as the button hole stitch thread?

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