Tatt3r tries NewStuff
This is all NewStuff for me. I've never done needle lace, and Aurelia Loveman is posting "Needle Lace in Five Easy Lessons" on her blog. Who can resist the opportunity to dabble in needle lace? Not me!
I finished Lesson 2B last night, couching my cordonnet to the pattern. You can see the little divots in the pattern? That's me just poking around. I have never done much cross stitch or needle point, so my hand-eye coordination isn't up to par.
Here is a close-up of one tatted corner, basted to the hanky. After I finished the third corner, I was ready to put this project in a drawer and find something new to do. My mom saw the corners, and thought they would make a beautiful hanky. I finished the fourth corner, blocked the tatting, and basted them to a little hanky from the local Five and Dime. Now I'm ready to do some more NewStuff and sew the tatting to the hanky. I've never done a hanky before, and I guess it's about time.
I followed instructions on how to finish a hanky (p.68) in Geraldine Stott's "The Bobbin Lace Manual". More NewStuff. I wasn't sure I liked the little holes at first, but I've decided to go ahead and finish in this style. In this picture I've attached the tatting at almost every picot, removed the basting thread. Next I will have to cut away the hanky. I'm saving that for a quiet weekday morning, dog sleeping on the couch, husband off to work, and lots of bright sunshine for my old eyes.