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I plan to use colour for this lace, too.
I plan to do the flower from a web site, - and that is shown in colour and looks great. I see it is currently being worked in a variegated orange colour and looks great - check the photo section!
I am a traditionalist, usually, but plan to branch out into colour now!
Why wait till you are more proficient? - use colour now, if that is what you fancy doing!
Dark colours are hard on the eyes, but bright colours and pastel (Light) colours are great to work with. Do whatever you want. - we are not forced to stay in one traditional way, nowadays, - Modern thinking has taken over - just look at some of the gorgeous photos of lace on this site, and see how colour and modern designs have taken over!! We make lace for fun, and to please ourselves, - not as a profession and to sell, - so do whatever seems right for you!!
(I am going Radical again!!!!!!!! :) :) )
I can understand that Regina! I use mainly whit threads, but am trying to branch out into colour, these days.
Teaching samples are best, I find, in white as they photocopy more clearly, if they are on a dark background, for giving out in class.
Cutting out and redoing a section is a pain!! I have just been struggling with one section in my current piece - for a competition, and it has taken me 3 or 4 goes to get it right!~ Grrr!
You are doing very well, and your work is lovely. - Keep the photos coming so we can all enjoy your lace!
There are some very talented people around - and lot of them on this list! I Love it!!!
I have used lots of different threads. For my yellow and orange Sun I used weaving linen #16/2 and linen embroidery 40/2. I have used Lizbeth 40 and 80, DMC cordonnet in several sizes, tatting cotton, bobbin lace linen in 40/2 and 70/2, pearl 12. Also DMC Broder cotton in size 12 and 16 is very nice, soft and flexible.