Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rose Insert : Aemilia Ars

I have finished a wonderful Aemilia Ars pattern which is on 'Piecework' by Interweave.
The article says that this design is taken from the original alter cloth that is made in Bologna, 1927.

* Rose Insert *
DMC Cordonnet Spécial #60
'Piecework 2013 May/June' / Interweave

In addition to a rose that appears in many Aemilia Ars projects, this motif has thorny vines, leaves, and picots placed like a cross on spider webs that are I'd like to try from before.
I really enjoyed them and studied many things :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Butterfly Motif : Carrickmacross Lace

Here is the second Carrickmacross Lace motif of a butterfly profile.

This was not a kit but a pattern.
I don't have spare materials yet so made this with the remains of the previous kit's fabric.

* Carrickmacross Butterfly *
Cotton hexagonal tulle
Cotton organdy
DMC Cordonnet Special #60
Egyptian Cotton #60/2
Beads, chain, metal parts
About 6 x 4cm
'Carrickmacross butterflies' by Snowgoose

Friday, November 14, 2014

Beginner Kit : Carrickmacross Lace

I'd like to experience 'Carrickmacross Lace' which is a kind of Irish Lace, so tried this kit.

Appliqueing organdy and embroidering on tulle...
It's a technique to make soft and light lace :)

* Beginner Carrickmacross Kit *
Cotton hexagonal tulle
Cotton organdy
DMC Cordonnet Special #30
DMC Brillante D'Alsace #50
Egyptian Cotton #60/2 (not in the kit)
About 8.5cm
'Beginner Carrickmacross Kit' by Snowgoose

It's a photo of cutting around appliqued organdy.
Miscutting tulle or sewing thread is critical so it is a little straining process.