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 :)