Sunday, 8 March 2009

Lace making


I am enjoying making this strip of crochet lace edging. Even though it involves using the teeny-weeny hook it is very relaxing and quite pleasing to see it grow and develop. I did start the same pattern a little while ago using black thread but I didn't like the feel and look of the thread, so I have changed to a white thread - much better. The finished piece, about 1.5 metres long, is going to edge the bottom of a plain white roller blind. (Click on photo for a detailed look at the stitches).


This is the book where the inspiration came from. The pattern I am using is suggested for edging a towel (which would be really nice) and there are lots of other very pretty projects in this book. I would love to get my hands on an antique plain linen sheet/bedcover and make the edging for that.

5 comments:

angel said...

WOW......... That is absoblimminlutelly STUNNING neet WOW how clevererererer are you...

Thank you so much for my seeds ... i am so nervous but happilly so [is that even a word?] your the best.
Mwah XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Mwah

Miaou said...

Oh wow nita, that is incredibly fine!! My great aunt used to do tatting with a bobbin which produced a similar effect. How long has it taken you to do that much so far? You have more patience than I have, I suspect. But at least you will get to admire your handiwork daily when it is done!

neet said...

Actually, although it is indeed fine crochet work, it works up quite quickly. I suppose that piece has taken about a week to do, just picking it up as and when. I must admit I do feel pleased when I make someting for the home that is not only beautiful, but unique to me. It is finished now and I am negotiating how to attach it to the blind so it looks nice. I will take piccies of the finished job

MaryPoppins said...

You are so clever, it is beautiful :)

X

RaggedyKisses said...

This is stunning!! I love the fine hand work. I have been wanting to try this on some pillowcases for towels, you make it look so easy!! Thank you for sharing it.

Anne