"Caroluskantjes 1-16 are quite manageable, I got stuck on No. 17. I'm waiting for calmer times im my home before I continue working on it. I mostly just did samples because I don't really know what to do with fine lace. Nobody would use…"
"A happy new year to you, too.
My projects are very similar to yours, just not as advanced. I'm trying my hand at early flemisch lace (Nora Andries, Caroluskantjes) and occasionally despair. The project I do for the fun and the beauty of it is a…"
"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…"
"I do not know what exactly "2-ply embroidery cotton" is and what kind of thread is easily available to you, I can just tell you, that the lace weight merino used on those patterns (enlarged to 150 % as stated) is about as thick as a Coats…"
"I I had to recommend just one book about the technique of point ground laces, it would be Ulrike Voelckers " The Grammar of Point Ground". It is systematically covering all the bases and does explain how different ways of working…"
"Lorelei, I just started learning Normandy Point Lace. The irregularity of it really gets to me. It's nothing like geometric Bucks Point, even if it pretends to be straightforwared and easy, but oh so beautiful! I'll be thinking of you when…"
"I've had days like that. And simple looking is often deceptive. For me it helps to relax. Go for a walk before you break any threads, have a nice cup of tea while just looking a the diagramm, adjust lights and glasses, and try again."
"You might try and cover the pricking with coloured adhesive or copy it unto colored card or paper. You would then have a contrast to your thread and see what you are doing while you can still adjust the stitches, the picots, or the tension. I guess…"
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