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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Needle lace sampler



I thought I had lost this piece of lace for good, but found it yesterday. I did this in 1999, right before I finally figured out the tatting thing. Once bitten by the tatting bug, no more needle lace! Still, I enjoyed doing this and was upset that it had gotten misplaced in the move. Now it is hanging up in my bedroom. I will need to change the background color to green, but it needs reframing anyway.

I will now have to find the book from which I got the pattern. It is a big book, I think from Reader's Digest, on all kinds of needlework. There is a tatting pattern in there I have been meaning to use too.

8 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I love this! Tatting is the only lacemaking technique I have ever tried. I am afraid to branch out as I feel it would detract from my devotion to tatting.

Tattycat said...

Thanks. I like it, but there is no chance anything could be as spellbinding as tatting! I used to do hairpin and broomstick lace, but no comparison.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your sampler is beautiful! I have that Readers Digest book, and I just looked up the sampler. Yours is prettier! I forgot there were tatting patterns in there... I'll have to try some.

Tattycat said...

Thanks Diane. You flatter me too much, I think! I would like to make the shawl with the tatted flowers and vines on it from that book.

***Jon**** said...

Wgat a beautiful sampler. Do you think a similar kind of sampler can be made with tatting? Hmm... got me thinking there...

snowy said...

This is really pretty...needle lace has always seemed too difficult for me to try, though I sometimes do bobbin lace.

Tattycat said...

Snowy, I can't imagine needle lace being near as difficult as bobbin lace. However, I have never tried bobbin lace, so who knows?

snowy said...

Laura, bobbin lace is just a method of weaving really...I will try and show you some, when I get back from the dog show, next week.
It's fun but nothing beats tatting for portability, lace making carreaux cannot be slipped into work or hidden in your bag!