Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
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.