For those who love hand made lace.
Having a go at the modernist abstract. The thin crossways lines are how big the sections would appear in the frame, one at a time. I have the cloth in the frame (putting it in was a job). I'll draw the pattern on freehand because I'm tired of trying to figure out how big to print it, converting pixels into inches and so on. Then mailing it to myself, downloading to the other computer, opening in Irfanview and printing on the laser printer, and finally tracing it.
The pulled-work on…Continue
Added by Claudia Crowley on September 21, 2021 at 4:29pm — No Comments
I don't know how this would work out for pulled thread, but I like it. I got the amoeba-looking parts by staring at a blank screen and drawing around the shapes that appeared on it. Somewhat like seeing pictures in the random dots on a popcorn ceiling, or the lines and splotches in marble. When the shapes appear to be real things, such as faces, it's called pareidolia. I don't know what you'd call seeing coherent, but random, shapes like this.…Continue
I tried "pulled thread" and got "drawn thread" (of course). No "pulled fabric" or "drawn fabric" either.
No "Dresden lace." No "deflected thread embroidery" (!what a name).
No "Ayrshire work" or "lace" or "embroidery." Just "sewed muslin," which is different.
"Embroidered lace" talks about embroidery on various net materials.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitework_embroidery includes drawn thread…Continue
See previous post for how it looks all finished and "ironed." See below for key to stitches.
1. Net ground (alternating large and small faggot stitch)
2. Checker stitch
3. Cushion stitches and satin stitch…Continue
This was "ironed" by wetting it down and drying it on top of the washing machine.
Now for something new. I will have to start drawing and come up with a new design. The oak leaves I'm going to work on burlap - they're already drawn on with dissolving ink. I had a mishap with a coffee mug but I don't think coffee got on the working area. A mug handle simply split off in midair, splashing coffee everywhere including into the keyboard of my brand new computer, onto part of the burlap,…Continue
Added by Claudia Crowley on August 14, 2021 at 1:27pm — No Comments
I don't know if I've posted this before but I'm putting it in here so I can reference it from my phone when away from the computer.
Added by Claudia Crowley on August 13, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments
Added by Claudia Crowley on August 9, 2021 at 3:30am — No Comments
So far I've outlined all but two of the leaves, and put borders around the boxes that are the border for the whole thing. There are 16 of them and I'm going to have to come up with 16 fillings.
Added by Claudia Crowley on July 25, 2021 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I need to draw it on with the blue pen so I can start to embroider the next project. The cloth is cut and shrunk and ironed and ready to go.
Added by Claudia Crowley on July 19, 2021 at 2:52pm — No Comments
This is a proof of concept. If I drew the stitches carefully instead of using cross-hatching to represent them, this would look something like the finished product, with the black background showing through the pulled-thread fillings. To make it, I took the original AutoSketch pattern (previous post), added a layer of cross-hatching and design elements within the figures, made sure all the figures were outlined, and then filled the background with black. Pulled it into Irfanview and turned…Continue
I like the Lynxlace oak leaf pattern. So I wanted to imitate it. My mother's house has oak leaf cast iron porch posts. Here's one:
and here's the drawing from it not done from the photo but freehand looking out the window. The idea here is to make it no more than 12 inches…Continue
An experiment. The lower one looks pretty good - a rose-like motif in over and under stitch in #10 thread on ground worked with #80.
Added by Claudia Crowley on June 15, 2021 at 1:57pm — No Comments
From Moyra McNeill page 59. "Based on reverse wave stitch" she says
Looks good with thick (#10) thread pulled tight for the "pebbly" effect. A waste of time with thin thread, as you can see here at the top.…Continue
Added by Claudia Crowley on June 15, 2021 at 1:14pm — No Comments
All done in #80 tatting cotton. Picture below.
Left top: double whip stitch over 4 threads - right top: double faggot stitch over 4 threads
Next row left side: double whip stitch over 3 threads - right side:faggot stitch over 3 threads
Second from bottom row: left side: whip stitch over 2 threads - right side: 4-sided stitch over 2 threads ground
Bottom row left side: double whip stitch over two threads - right side: double faggot over 2 threads
Added by Claudia Crowley on June 13, 2021 at 5:30pm — No Comments
8-pt text for comparison…Continue
Added by Claudia Crowley on June 9, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Diagonal raised band with #20 thread, very textured; with #80 thread, way more open; open trellis above that, which I find fiendishly hard to do; and to the top left, drawn diagonal ground in #30.
plan ahead ... should plan ahead ...
Lower panel: Checked Greek cross stitch. Not a success. Right of that: crosses of dots worked on satin stitch. Needs practice. I think I could learn to make it look good. Above Greek cross stitches: something called coil stitch that doesn't look a thing like the illustration in the book.
Added by Claudia Crowley on May 30, 2021 at 11:23am — No Comments