I am following the Explore Discover and Master book by Ulrike Voelcker. After making all the bookmarks in the Beginners book I started with the Explore book. I am determined to learn! There are patterns for corners in the book, and a brief explanation to work to corner to the 45 degree angle and 'not a pin more' turn the lace and the pattern and continue working in mirror image. I can imagine it, I see the markings for the 45 degree angle in some patterns, I understand what should be done. BUT I have to see it done at least once. I have searched 'all over the place' and can't find a video or a picture or nothing! I am hoping that someone here has a picture or a reference I can look at. Thanks!

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Hello Laritza, It so happens I took pictures of turning a corner last summer to help a friend. I hope these show up well enough to help you. I do wonder what you mean when you say to "continue working in mirror image."  In Torchon, the overarching rule is to work from the highest unworked pin to the lowest unworked pin, on the diagonal (this could be within a section, not for the entire width, of course).  I'm going to assume you are working on a cookie pillow, and making something rather like, say, a picture frame or hanky edge. You work a vertical strip of lace, straight toward your tummy, to the corner "and not a pin more." So far so good. Turn the pillow 90 degees, so that the new unworked part is now vertical to you and you will again work toward your tummy. The tippy corner of the first leg, that WAS the lowest point of your work, is now the HIGHEST point of the new, unworked leg. This is where you will start. Good luck!

In the attached photos, you will see:

489: I've worked to the end "and not a pin more"

490: I've turned the entire pillow and shifted the bobbins to work in a new orientation.

491: I've made the first couple of stitches in the new orientation

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Sally, Thank you. Very useful pictures. Thing is the prickling I have does not make much sense to me .  Because I can’t post the complete pattern, I took two pictures , the first one is the start of the piece , the second the corner . I think that if I start as she says there is no way I can weave the last part of that corner to join. She has a picture of a trim for a square cloth. 

I just can’t see the diagonal at the start of the piece . I want to make ‘something’ not just another sample . So I want to start right and not have a heart break at the end when I find out there is no way to join.

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I've printed the pictures you sent and will fiddle around with them to see if I can put understandable markings on them for you. Meantime - about the diagonal start. This has two diagonals at the start. At the left, there is a diagonal row of just two pins. On the right, you will put another fan; the bottom half of the fan will fill in what is currently an empty corner in your photo of the start. I think if you will make some (several) actual paper photocopies of the pattern, and use actual scissors and tape to fit pieces together, you will learn how the end would meet the beginning. Have you had a lesson yet in sewings? Sewings are how you will join the end to the beginning.

I hope someone else will join this conversation too! Maybe someone using the same book.

I'll look at the corner on this and get back to you in a day or so.



Laritza Rodriguez said:

Sally, Thank you. Very useful pictures. Thing is the prickling I have does not make much sense to me .  Because I can’t post the complete pattern, I took two pictures , the first one is the start of the piece , the second the corner . I think that if I start as she says there is no way I can weave the last part of that corner to join. She has a picture of a trim for a square cloth. 

I just can’t see the diagonal at the start of the piece . I want to make ‘something’ not just another sample . So I want to start right and not have a heart break at the end when I find out there is no way to join.

Sally,

Thank you again!

I will make several copies and see if I can figure it out too. 

I figured it out! I am so happy! Thank you Sally!  I cut a out a couple of copies and sure enough the corner fits perfectly! I pasted the two pieces with scotch tape and made a copy of the pattern with two sides of the piece so now I only have to connect one time! Thank you so much!

Sally Jenkins said:

I've printed the pictures you sent and will fiddle around with them to see if I can put understandable markings on them for you. Meantime - about the diagonal start. This has two diagonals at the start. At the left, there is a diagonal row of just two pins. On the right, you will put another fan; the bottom half of the fan will fill in what is currently an empty corner in your photo of the start. I think if you will make some (several) actual paper photocopies of the pattern, and use actual scissors and tape to fit pieces together, you will learn how the end would meet the beginning. Have you had a lesson yet in sewings? Sewings are how you will join the end to the beginning.

I hope someone else will join this conversation too! Maybe someone using the same book.

I'll look at the corner on this and get back to you in a day or so.



Laritza Rodriguez said:

Sally, Thank you. Very useful pictures. Thing is the prickling I have does not make much sense to me .  Because I can’t post the complete pattern, I took two pictures , the first one is the start of the piece , the second the corner . I think that if I start as she says there is no way I can weave the last part of that corner to join. She has a picture of a trim for a square cloth. 

I just can’t see the diagonal at the start of the piece . I want to make ‘something’ not just another sample . So I want to start right and not have a heart break at the end when I find out there is no way to join.

Sally. Good answer. the images are just exactly what Laritza needs. I have added one to show where to change direction at the corner. Work everything down to the red line as normal. On the red line turn the pillow 1/4 turn counter clockwise.

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Thank you Lorelei! This is perfect!

Thank you, Lorelei, now I am off the hook :-)

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Sally. Good answer. the images are just exactly what Laritza needs. I have added one to show where to change direction at the corner. Work everything down to the red line as normal. On the red line turn the pillow 1/4 turn counter clockwise.

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Oh, yay! Do post a picture when you're done!

Laritza Rodriguez said:

I figured it out! I am so happy! Thank you Sally!  I cut a out a couple of copies and sure enough the corner fits perfectly! I pasted the two pieces with scotch tape and made a copy of the pattern with two sides of the piece so now I only have to connect one time! Thank you so much!

Sally Jenkins said:

I've printed the pictures you sent and will fiddle around with them to see if I can put understandable markings on them for you. Meantime - about the diagonal start. This has two diagonals at the start. At the left, there is a diagonal row of just two pins. On the right, you will put another fan; the bottom half of the fan will fill in what is currently an empty corner in your photo of the start. I think if you will make some (several) actual paper photocopies of the pattern, and use actual scissors and tape to fit pieces together, you will learn how the end would meet the beginning. Have you had a lesson yet in sewings? Sewings are how you will join the end to the beginning.

I hope someone else will join this conversation too! Maybe someone using the same book.

I'll look at the corner on this and get back to you in a day or so.



Laritza Rodriguez said:

Sally, Thank you. Very useful pictures. Thing is the prickling I have does not make much sense to me .  Because I can’t post the complete pattern, I took two pictures , the first one is the start of the piece , the second the corner . I think that if I start as she says there is no way I can weave the last part of that corner to join. She has a picture of a trim for a square cloth. 

I just can’t see the diagonal at the start of the piece . I want to make ‘something’ not just another sample . So I want to start right and not have a heart break at the end when I find out there is no way to join.

I will post a picture, it might be a while tho because I am slow, and have to take out sometimes. 

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