Thursday, June 2, 2011

Life has been busy lately but I've still managed to get some lacing in. I finished up this bookmark Tuesday night. I started it the week before at our regular BL session but did not touch it again until this week. I had to add in thread for the workers all around and you can see the thick places near the bottom. Other than that, I'm very happy with it. This is the pattern I took as a class last year in Downer's Grove with the L.A.C.E. group. I was extremely frustrated then so being able to figure out what to do has been very gratifying. Instructions were limited on the sheet but it was enough! I plan to make another with more thread added on the workers.

This is a buttonhole stitch I found in a vintage publication that I've been playing with. I used the same thread I tatted the motif with to try one edge with. It's a Lizbeth size 20 - hmmm..maybe size 40 - thread but I don't know the color. I really didn't think it was size 40 but look how much smaller it is than the white edging which is also size 20.

Here it is closeup but if you click on the picture, it will show even bigger.

I added a second row on the white and really like how it turned out. I believe I have some pieces in my collection done exactly like this. Now I know how it was done!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love your bookmark! The colors make me want to read and eat raspberry sherbet.

Your idea for trying different edging techniques on each side of the square is awesome. I may try some of that this summer... two more days at school, and yes, I have been counting the days!

Jenny said...

Well done with the bobbin lace. I lover the two colours together, and that buttonhole edge is divine.