Thursday, September 14, 2006


I am also a member of the Australian Lace Guild, NSW Branch. I've attended several Lace Days at an historic house nearby, I happen to be a committee member of the Friends group and I open up the house for them as well. To date I haven't attempted bobbin lace making, but I have taken several classes and workshops in needlelace and Aemelia Ars style motifs. I actually learned this pattern at the EG as the tutor was giving a workshop there also. She very generously helped me through a few hiccups at the following Lace Day, thanks Margaret S. I was very happy to complete my very first piece of Aemelia Ars style and once I felt confident I added to the pattern a little. The thread is size 80 Dentelles in ecru. I've also started a pink piece, not sure about that!

4 comments:

Ulla said...

So so impressed by the lovely motif.Try to find out if it's tatting or...
Wonderful and so perfect done

Christine said...

Ulla, the motif is done with a normal needle and Dentelles 80 thread, worked on a "framework" of stitches on a pattern covered in self-adhesive plastic used to cover school books etc. The actual stitch is just buttonhole, with picots, and then detached from the pattern by cutting through the supporting stitches. Not so hard once you get the hang of it, the tension is the hardest part!

Anonymous said...

Needle lace is so fun to do. I like Amelia airs ,retivcella, battenberg , romanian and teneriffe and too many to mention. Which other types of lace do you do I read that you attempted bobbin do you do tatting, netting, crochet kniting so on.

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julie rose said...

Very lovely little elegant piece of work!

I, too, love doing needlelace. Here's my new blog, if you want to see: http://thecraftyogini.blogspot.com

Cheers! Julie