"The 3 threads with buttonholing over them is the usual method, quite sturdy.
A lacemaker working her own designs can choose a light super transparent ground stitch, or something more substantial. I would suggest making one piece with one method, and…"
"Can I also ask, what would be a relatively sturdy ground/bars to help keep everything in place? I was looking at the bars in your link, Lorelei, and I wasn't sure if I'd be better off using the traditional three threads with buttonholes…"
"An interesting piece. Thanks for the link.
Yes, it is another solution to linking up the motifs, as you say, Lorelei. Buttonholed bars will do the job just as well as ground stitches, - provided they can be positioned in the right places…"
"Thanks for the diagrams, Lorelei! I hadn't thought about linking it with bars either. I feel a bit out of my depth with them, but that could be a great solution. It's going to be the edging for a cushion, so the same design would be…"
"Great Leaf diagram, Lorelei. shows the linking so well. I wish I could draw like that!!!
May, the diagram of your piece looks good, but you will need a firm ground to hold the flowers in place. Another suggestion - make the central petal a bit…"
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