I realised that I didn't have any photos of my work and it got me thinking that maybe I should. So, I rounded up a few of the items I have and here they are. I hope you enjoy them. :)
This is a baby carriage that I made 20 years ago when I was pregnant. Definitely the most challenging piece I have done.
I am an avid reader and so of course I had to make myself a bookmark, I use this everyday and have done for 20 + years. (Yes, I do wash it occasionally :)
This was a fun piece to make, I love the spider pattern (next to the spoon top) and also the rose ground pattern (next to the spoon handle).
This lace doily edge has a broader thread which is worked in called a Gimp thread, not a great name but it gives a nice dimension. I always intended to place this piece on a red velvet background and hang it like the baby carriage piece but like all good intentions.................. maybe one day...............
The same goes for this lace collar, I only managed to get one side done, there is at least 30 hours of work in this, so maybe one day I will get its partner done.
closer detail of the collar.
These are some of the bobbins I use. I love the different woods that can be used to make bobbins and all the hand painting. (No, I didn't paint them :) It takes 24 pairs of bobbins to make the bookmark. That is a lot of threads to keep organised.
I have to admit I haven't had the time or energy to make any lace in a long time, but I do have my bobbins wound and ready to go, so maybe I will get my lace making pillow out one of these
Stay tuned! :)
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.