Friday, December 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Italian Tea Time : Puncetto and Sfilato Siciliano

With square motifs inserted into linen fabric, I have made a tea mat.



* Italian Tea Time *
Materials
Bocken linen #50/3
Anchor Mercer Crochet #100
DMC Cordonnet Special #60
DMC Retors d'Alsace #12
DMC Cebelia #40
Zweigart Edinburgh 36ct
Size
33.5 x 22cm
Pattern
Il ragno piccolo / 'A Scuola di Puncetto Valsesiano'
Tutorial: Punto Chiaromonte / 'Ricamo, embroidery, broderie, bordado,.....'



Hemstitches, four sided stitches, and diagonal stitches called 'Punto Civera' are used in the outer drawn thread work in the Italian style.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Small Square : Puncetto and Sfilato Siciliano

Finished a needle lace Puncetto Valsesiano mini motif with linen thread.



The thread is twisted more loosely than the cotton crochet thread I used before and stitches also become puffy :)
I heard that this geometric 'ragno' motif ('spider' in English. This small one is called 'il ragno piccolo = a small spider') is one of the Puncetto basic patterns.
In many works I often see them.

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This is a mini flower motif made with the technique of 'Sfilato Siciliano (Sicilian Drawn Thread Work)'.
To make them, I made nets like Filet Lace by drawing threads and embroidered flowers there.

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* Motifs *
Materials
Bocken linen #50/3
Anchor Mercer Crochet #100
DMC Cordonnet Special #60
Zweigart Edinburgh 36ct
Pattern
Il ragno piccolo / 'A Scuola di Puncetto Valsesiano'
Tutorial: Punto Chiaromonte / 'Ricamo, embroidery, broderie, bordado,.....'

Monday, November 9, 2015

Fiore II : Aemilia Ars

Finished the second flower and made one flower with this as in the book.



* Fiore *
Materials
Anchor Mercer Crochet #80
Wire #30
Ribbon, beads
Pattern
'Fiore' from 'Corso Base Due'

The new flower is made of variegated thread.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fiore : Aemilia Ars

Finished an Aemilia Ars five petals flower.



* Fiore *
Materials
Anchor Mercer Crochet #80
Wire #30
Pattern
'Fiore' from 'Corso Base Due'



It looks like this flower's sister.
The previous pdf pattern is seems to be deleted from the website but now both are recorded on this book.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Little Window : Puncetto

Puncetto Valsesiano, a kind of needle lace that makes delicate geometric patterns.
I found a wonderful work of it on Twitter and got itching to start a project :)



* Little Window Scissor Keeper *
Materials
DMC Cordonnet Special #60
Wire #30
Swarovski beads
Pattern
'Puncetto Lace Necklace to Make' on Piecework 2015 May/June



The size is a little less than 2cm square.
I put beads on it and made it a scissor keeper.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Starlight : Paška čipka

I had got interested in Croatian needlelace ”Pag Lace (Paška čipka)”, and made a mini motif.



* Starlight *
Materials
Egyptian Cotton #100/3
Wire #30
Size
About 3.5cm



Its techniques are similar to geometlic Aemilia Ars, but also have original beautiful stitches.
Picots made of thread loops like Tatting Lace, flat triangles like Mekik Oya, and stitches like a ladder...
I learned some new things and enjoyed them :)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Chandelier : Aemilia Ars

I have made a small Aemilia Ars motif.



* Chandelier *
Materials
DMC Cordonnet Special #70

Recently I began to use this stump thimble as a needle minder.
I put a circular magnet (1cm in diameter) into the inside of the top.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Cahier Mimosa : Embroidery Kit

I have finished a sewing case kit 'Cahier Mimosa' by Jeu de Fils.



* Cahier Mimosa *
Kit
Cahier Mimosa by Jeu de Fils

The front cover is full of french knot stitches and mimosa flowers became plump :)

The inside.



A thread organizer is made of metal parts.



A cross-stitched pincushion.



Embroidery scissors (not in the kit) are Sajou's 'Petits Monstres (Little Monsters)' and held on the case with ribbon loops.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mimosa Mini Pouch : Embroidery Kit

Finished a mimosa mini pouch kit by Jeu de Fils.



* Mimosa Mini Pouch *
Kit
Mimosa Mini Pouch by Jeu de Fils



Mimosa embroidery.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Flower Handkerchief : Broderie Blanche

A large handkerchief with white satin stitches is finished.



* Flower Handkerchief *
Materials
DMC Coton a Broder #30, #25
Linen fabric
Tools
Sewing needle, tapestry needle
Pattern
Initial and Monogram Embroidery (ISBN : 978-4579115105)



Egding is hemstitching.
Stitches are full of padding, and are done plumper and more gorgeous than my expectation :)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Shamrock Scissor Keeper : Aemilia Ars and Ruskin Lace

I have made a scissor keeper of a needle lace shamrock motif.



* Shamrock Scissor Keeper *
Materials
Anchor Mercer Crochet #100, #40
Egyptian Cotton #60/2
Zweigart Edinburgh : 36ct
Linen fabric, cardstock, quilt batting

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rose Medallion : Aemilia Ars



I finished an Aemilia Ars rose medallion.

* Rose Medallion *
Materials
DMC Cordonnet Special #70


The outline is only lightly fastened.



I'd like to insert this on linen fabric and make something before very long :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Empire Bee : Dentelle d'Alençon



Alençon Lace (Dentelle d'Alençon) stitches are fluffy, airy and looks cool.
So this summer I made a bee motif which I had found on Piecework before.

* Empire Bee *
Materials
DMC Cordonnet Special #80
Egyptian Cotton #100/3
Plastic wire 0.4mm
Pattern
'An Empire Bee in Alençon-Style Lace to Stitch' from Piecework 2011 May/June



I heard that this design is inspired by a bed set commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte for Empress Josephine.
These elaborate techniques show their prosperity at that time.



All filling stitches including the tulle part are variations of Twisted Buttonhole Stitch, and they became a good practice because I only had experienced them a few times so far :)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Roses and a Butterfly : Reticella



This is a mini doily of Reticella (Reticello) roses and a blue butterfly.

* Roses and a Butterfly *
Materials
Zweigart Edinburgh 36ct
DMC Cebelia #40
DMC Mouline Special #25
DMC Special Dentelles #80
Lizbeth #80



The last step was deep green drawn thread work :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Little Old Rose : Carrickmacross Lace

I made old rose ear clips of Carrickmacross Lace little motifs.



* Old Rose Ear Clips *
Materials
DMC Special Dentelles #60
Egyptian Cotton #100/3
Cotton tulle, cotton organdy, ribbon, ear clips

Monday, July 13, 2015

Flower of Toscana : Casalguidi Embroidery

I have tried Casalguidi embroidery (Ricamo di Casalguidi) that I have been interested in from before.



* Flower of Toscana *
Materials
Zweigart : Cashel 28ct
DMC Coton Perle : #8, #12
DMC Cordonnet Special : #60
Pattern
'La broderie blanche : Jours et dentelles' / ISBN : 978-2756502212
'Gli Antichi vol.5 FIOR DI RETICELLO'

This embroidery was born in Toscana in Italy, and the raised stitches create 3D effect like a relief sculpture.



I decorated the hem with Drawn Thread Work and Reticella (Reticello).



It is said that almost Casalguidi embroidery is whitework, but some days ago I found colorful one too.
Hmm, probably modern? Gorgeous and wonderful.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Forget Me Not Kanzashi : Mekik Oyası and Aemilia Ars

I made a kanzashi (Japanese hairpin) too.



* Forget Me Not Kanzashi *
Materials
TIRE Color Stitch #30
DMC Cordonnet Special #60
Beads, metal parts



These forget me not flowers are all my favorites.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Wheat : Aemilia Ars

Finished a wheat pattern from 'Quaderni di Aemilia Ars. Frutti Classici'.



* Wheat *
Materials
DMC Special Dentelles #80
Pattern
'La Spiga' on 'Quaderni di Aemilia Ars. Frutti Classici'



I used #80 lace thread for this and it became thinner and smaller than usual Aemilia Ars.



How to make each grains and edge them...
The tutorial was very interesting and helpful :)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Forget Me Not Earrings : Mekik Oyası and Aemilia Ars

Finished earrings with forget me not flower motifs.



* Forget Me Not Earrings *
Materials
FUJIX TIRE Color Stitch #30
DMC Cordonnet Special #60
Beads, metal parts

It's fun to combine Mekik Oyası and needle lace.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Scroll : Aemilia Ars

The second small needle lace motif, 'Scroll'.



* Scroll Motif *
Materials
DMC Cordonnet Special #60

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fuchsia : Aemilia Ars

Finished a fuchsia flower motif.



* Fuchsia Motif *
Materials
DMC Cordonnet Special #60

It's a simple and small needle lace project :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Little Rose : Carrickmacross Lace

A mini rose motif with Carrickmacross Lace.



* Little Rose *
Materials
Cotton tulle, cotton organdy
DMC Special Dentelles #60
Egyptian Cotton #100/3

Thursday, February 5, 2015

White Bubbles : Clones Lace

A small rose motif which is crocheted last Christmas.



* Rose Motif *
Materials
Anchor Mercer Crochet #80
Tools
Hook : 0.50mm (#14 JPN)
Pattern
'Clones Lace' by Máire Treanor

There are Clones Knots (little knots on chains that are characteristic of Clones Lace) on the last row.
Making lovely knots one after another was really fun :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015