Here's my first Christmas Spiral. I hung it from the light fixture of my plant stand to get a good picture. I'll keep this one for our tree and make another for the ornament exchange. I wound the bobbins last night.
Today I'm going to find some metallic thread to use for a sparkly gimp. I have metallic thread on a spool, but it is very fine and I don't want to use it doubled. I may add a metallic passive at the edges. I will probably buy gold and silver, but I personally think of silver when I think of icicles.
This wasn't terrible difficult to do, although I haven't done anything with gimp since my lessons in 2003. I thought the size 80 thread would be too fine, but with some spray starch the lace holds its spiral very well. In fact, I'll be more careful when I wind the spiral on the dowel, I think it needs to spread out to show off the design.