"One thing my lace teacher taught me was to make several copies of my prickings so that I could overlay the pattern at the end of one pricking sheet and the start of the next, rather than to try and pull and remount. Inevitably as soon as you…"
"I made the treads this short to transfer the lace to the top of the pattern again Gabriele and had an elastic band on them. I think that is what messed up my lace. The treads pulled the lace out of shape this way and I could not get it right…"
"Are you really working with the thread this short or was this just for the picture? I tend to keep the thread about as long as my bobbins, maybe a bit longer. It gives you more room to move them about.
If you intend to move your lace without any…"
"Yes, I had to abandon this particular work because when I took it off and put it on to do the new 'down' I messed it up. So as it was only a practise piece anyway I decided that I would start it again. So that is the plan…"
"Yes, the essential thing about corners is that there is a point where the lace work changes direction -- a new "down" goes into effect. It looks as if you found the right place to stop. Of course it is hard to see for sure with all the…"
"I have a torchon scarf pattern that I'm working on which is created by doing a serpentine pattern of lace creation in order to create the length of the fabric. Once I learned that "down" is variable, and learned to look at each…"
"Muddling is what I do best since I've never had lessons and had to learn from books. I think you are right the thread is a bit heavy. I have a piece that I started several years ago and decided the same thing. It is still…"
"Thank you Denise, I will try the 10 and see how it goes. But in the meantime I have set up another work, there again I am only guessing how many bobbins and at the moment I am muddling through it, no worry as I don't mind undoing work…"
I am staying the winter on Gozo and as I am actually from Flanders where lace has been popular throughout history, I have a great interest in learning to make Gozitan lace and to learn more about it. So I am now taking classes here in Victoria.
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