Needlepoint Lace Tutorial – Part 4June 17, 2007 at 6:52 pm | Posted in Lace, Tutorial | 2 Comments
In the last post, I started to sew the outline. Now it’s finished:
The green arrow denotes the line I sewed down first, the black arrow shows the finishing bit. To finish up, I connected the threads to the existing outline at the red arrow, then sewing the two ends down separately. The first thread lies along the original line towards the end of the green arrow, the second loops back towards the black arrow. The couching thread is used to attach those threads to the existing cordonnet, without sewing through the pattern. When this is finished, the couching thread goes to the back and is secured there. The ends of the cordonnet thread are cut off.
Now the next part is to work the lace fillings. Choosing those is the fun part. 🙂 Let’s go back to the original picture for a moment:
There are two differently structured areas here: The thick seed part in the center and the thin “wings” with diagonal lines. I think I’ll use a dense stitch for the seeds and a looser stitch following the direction of the diagonal lines for the “wings”.
Next time around I’ll show you how the lace stitches are worked.