I'm ready to get going on my lace making...

After my total hip and PT for that, then more PT for my neck again, as it wasn't doing to good at all, I have now hit a time when it is almost over.  I still have some dry needling done on my neck, but I am doing pretty good.   I now want to get my book out and get going.  

I have no instructor so it will be just me and the things I've learned about bobbin lace already, which I think/hope is enough.   My patterns are printed out now all I have to do is clear a pillow.  I have to figure out my threads yet also, but I have quite a lot of them.  I've had them for a while now, so maybe a trip to a steamed bathroom first.  Hope I'm thinking about this correctly.

I have to go back and do some re-reading as again I'm a bit confused about Spanish Braid Lace and Hinojosa lace.  That shouldn't stop me though.

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Comment by Barbara Gordon on July 5, 2017 at 8:18pm

Lorelie...Thank you.  That is the same book that I have.  I like this book, especially with the explanations in English.

Comment by Administrator on July 5, 2017 at 6:52pm

Barbara - the booklet I have is by Carolina De La Guardia, SPANISH BRAID LACE "WITCHSTITCH" (original patterns designed by Carolina De La Guardia., 2004.. Witchstitch is a name it is given in some English language references. Carolina has at least 2 booklets. The one I have is supposedly the first basic book, and has diagrams and explanations in English.


Comment by Barbara Gordon on July 4, 2017 at 9:16pm

Lorelei....Does you book say Hinojosa in the title?  If it does I would like to know what book it is.I'm looking for this one stitch and it isn't in the book I purchased..



Comment by Administrator on July 4, 2017 at 4:33pm

Well, I am glad that you are doing better. Physical limitations are really annoying, aren't they.

As I understand it Hinojosa is one variety of Spanish braid/tape lace. Hinojosa is quite distinctive. It has some similarity to Milanese in that it uses fancy stitches in the tape/braid itself. Where it differs from Milanese is that the tapes widen and narrow so they fit in the space. There are not empty spots between tapes. Each tape touches all the other tapes near it. 

I am very attracted to Hinojosa myself, although I haven't tried it yet. I do have one booklet. I am eager to see what you do with it.


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