Thursday, March 17, 2011

Keeping Busy

I have been working on a number of lace and book projects. I've got an Idrija lace mouse that's coming along well and a lot of tatting that I've yet to document and get up, but I've had a topsy-turvy week and hope that things will get back to "normal" soon.  Below are things I've been able to photograph and I hope they inspire you to get creative this spring.
 This is one of the Lighthouse books that I'm hand binding.  This is a French stitch over linen tapes.

Here is the same book after being rounded and covered in crush.

Here is attempt 2 at making the silk book cloth I want to cover the books with. The first one I have embroidered first and then ruined.  I'm hoping that making it paper backed first then doing the embroidery will work out.

On the lace front here is the finished couched threads for making my first Reticella needle lace piece.  I've filled in many of the motifs now, but haven't photographed it yet.  Reticella is the oldest form of true lace.

1 comment:

  1. I'm totally inspired!
    Wait, I don't sew. Drat.
    Very cool, by the way. Books make me so happy!