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.