Needle Lace

Please forgive me for the next week or so while we are upgrading my computer to Windows 8 (beta).  Of course, I am using the royal “we” as it is my husband doing all the work.  I love it so far but I’ve not been able to access a bunch of things including Microsoft Live Writer, the most wonderful blog posting tool known to mankind and which I obviously can barely cope without.

Alright, to the topic at hand.  Last weekend (yes, a week ago) I finally tackled a little needle lace.  After taking Needle Lace & Needleweaving by Jill Nordfors out of the library repeatedly, I finally bought my own copy.  I’ve gone through it over and over, making notes, marking pages and finally, I got around to trying two of the stitches.

I love the reverse rib spider stitch. It is the little circle in the top right-ish of the photo.  The piece of sea glass that I found on Alki Beach is attached using a buttonhole net.  Now of course, my two stitches are “loosely” needle lace and are probably too firmly attached to the base fabric to be true needle lace. But it’s a start.

Oh, and the little pebbles are applique, using one of Kaffe Fassett’s cotton prints.



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