This is the 4th of my 4 projects and by far the most challenging of them all. This one incorporates techniques used in Russian Tape Lace, a style that I haven't really done before.
Fortunately I happen to have a DVD of Lia Baumeister called, oddly enough, Russian Tape Lace. Isn't that convenient?
She makes it all look so easy, so smooth. Easy peasey, nice and breezy. But for me, it's awkward and clumsy. I don't know what else to do but just keep going. What do they say, "practice makes perfect"?
One thing about learning something new like this is that it keeps that awkward beginner feeling very fresh so I can really feel the pain my students feel when they're learning something new from me.