Flower - Pattern 4
I haven't been blogging, but I've been working on my needle lace. This is the 3rd time for this pattern, and I'd like to say it's the "charm". I still see room for improvement, but overall I'm happy with this one.
I used Finca 50, which is finer than tatting thread, but a bit heavier than the 30wt Blendables which was giving me problems. I think I will try to find some 3 ply cotton and see how that works.
I had trouble with Genoa stitch and pea stitch variation, and I think I will do another leaf so I can practice those stitches.
I've been busy on the needle lace talk forum on ning. (It's running slow today, so try again another day). Ning has decided to change their free forums, so we're looking for a new home. We are a small group of needle lacers, but there are experienced lacers helping us beginners, and it's exciting to have help when you get stuck. I'll post an update when we decide to make the change.
Details, details! Pattern 4 from the Guild of Needle Laces Basic Book, Finca 50 thread. Stitches used are corded double Brussels, Whipped Brussels, Alencon and Venetian bars, Pea Stitch Variation, and Genoa Stitch.