Sunday, January 22, 2017
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
I am restoring this hairpin doily for a friend. She inherited it from a relative and wants to keep it for her daughter. The knots closing a few rounds have come undone so I used invisible thread to mend the rounds. I washed the doily and started pinning it out but 50 pins are not enough. So tomorrow I will stop at wool-tyme to pick up more pins. The outside round wants to bunch so I'm going to pin each section to get a smoother result. So maybe I'll buy 2 packs of pins.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Diane of lace loving librarian posted a tutorial on how to make her ice drops. Basically you capture the stone in lace. This has always been something that seemed too fiddly to me. I did not have much success in the past with attempting a pattern. So I was happy when Diane posted a turorial and I was actually able to do it without too much trouble. The thing to note is that pictures really don't capture how pretty the ice drops are in person.
Friday, November 4, 2016
Eliza left a comment on a previous post asking how I liked Cascade Prima Cotton for tatting. I find that I like tatting with it, it flips easily and glides so you can close the rings. Of course it is still soft compared to tatting thread so its going to have a drape to it. It is also really nice for crochet. I used a little of both to make this placemat. The cascade ultra prima cotton tats up slightly larger than size 3 Lizbeth thread. It does not have the tight twist of Lizbeth thread so it is not stiff when tatted. This may be a problem for some people but I learned tatting with pearl cotton so its not a problem for me. It also comes in great colors but not as many as the Lizbeth size 3. I am currently tatting up this pattern in size 3 thread and I will show a size comparison when finished.