Lace Making

Update on Lace Sampler

My Lace Sampler project got put on hold for a while over Christmas and the school holidays. Now that the grandchildren are back at school, and there seems to be a little less going on, I have managed to pick it up again. Progress has still been slow as I have a number of other… Continue reading Update on Lace Sampler

Lace Making

Lace Sampler

I have gathered together all the things I need to attempt the Battenberg Lace sampler from the Needlepoint Lace section in the “Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlecraft”. It ended up taking a couple of shopping trips to get everything. The cotton I thought I could use from my supplies at home turned out to… Continue reading Lace Sampler

Lace Making

Needle Lace

Photo courtesy of Google Needle lace is also known as needlepoint lace, or just point lace. It is formed by using a needle and thread to stitch hundreds of very small stitches. It originated in Armenia, dating back to the pre-Christian era. The purest form uses just a needle and thread, but I am initially… Continue reading Needle Lace

Lace Making

The Old and the New

After writing my post on “Rediscovering the art of Tatting”, I went hunting and unearthed the box with my tatting equipment in it. Included amongst the bits and pieces was an old pattern book which belonged to my grandmother (see my photo). Unfortunately I have not been able to locate the shuttle she left me.… Continue reading The Old and the New