Most of the pieces are crocheted, though there are two pieces of filet. Pieces 4 and 11. Crochet is done with a hook, while filet is done with a needle.
The filet begins with a square mesh then sections are woven or…"
"I do my graphs digitally on Corel. As Hardanger is done in blocks over 4 threads, I usually use a 1/4” graph paper and make one square = 1 block.
In my opinion, the darker line spacing is irrelevant. It’s there for easier…"
"Lorelei there is a lot of cheap Chinese made embroideries In Australia. They are beautiful in there own right, and someone certainly has the skills to do it. I just feel sorry for them because they get paid so little. The same thing happened in the…"
"My two cents worth, I think it has been hand made out of China for commercial sale. Personally the pencil marks are an indication, they are specifically following the grain of the fabric. Not sure a machine would do that, especially so many. A…"
"Hi Florence, I was going to suggest looking at Hedebo. Someone else may be able to provide you with a name.
Looking at the photo close up, it could possibly be worked in two stages, from the outside in. A buttonhole stitch that has been worked into…"
I have been crocheting since a young child, learnt tatting as a teenager, introduced to bobbin lace in my 20's & needlelace in my 40's. My favourites are those done with a needle, especially reticella, drawn thread, & tenneriffe lace. Bedfordshire is my favourite of the bobbin laces, which I am trying to teach myself.