Saturday, July 26, 2014

Second time around

I so enjoyed the Schneeburger piece from the LACE program that I thought I'd try something new. I was looking through a bag of tatting cotton I picked up somewhere. Almost all of them were variegated colors but there were some corresponding solid colors. I thought it might be interesting to try a solid color on the outside with the running variegation for the flower petals. 
I think it gives an interesting effect although I think it might be nicer with a lighter color. 

From start to finish this project took about 4 hours. It would be a great option for a small gift (in a little frame) or on a gift card. 

You could even piece them together in a small doily. many ideas. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Step one down

I decided to make a little adaptation to the original pattern. I didn't want to do the embroidery in the outer band so I decided to not make that band quite so wide. 
Now I've finished the outside edge and am ready to start working out the bobbin lace pattern. 

How hard could it be?!