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Freestanding Lace

Sara-S

Freestanding Lace
« on: July 01, 2020, 17:10:30 PM »
I decided to try this for the first time today, after finding some images that weren’t so sickeningly Lacy.  There are all kinds of designs in many styles.  Ironically, I hate old-fashioned lace, but like the technique. 
I had some trouble with my first piece as the thread got tangled.  But after changing the needle, taking apart the bobbin case & cleaning out all the tangled thread, the second one went more smoothly.
Here they are;
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Sara-S

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 18:03:59 PM »
I made another piece last night.  Since it was Canada Day (& my husband was born there) I made Mr. Albert A. Moose.

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Efemera

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 18:36:01 PM »
I always think moose are the strangest looking creatures..Love the little bear.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 19:11:53 PM »
Cute.  Embroidery library?

Sara-S

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 20:05:41 PM »
Cute.  Embroidery library?
Are you asking where I got those images?
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Ohsewsimple

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 21:50:15 PM »
Are you asking where I got those images?

Yes thought they might be their designs

Sara-S

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 22:18:33 PM »
I got these from www.emblibrary.com.
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datcat23

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 23:00:23 PM »
Freestanding lace was one of the first big jobs I gave my embroidery machine to do.  I made over 25 of these bauble covers, to give as gifts for xmas a couple of years back.

More baubles by Dani, on Flickr

This is what they look like, as they are stitching out.

More covers by Dani, on Flickr
The barefoot seamstress:  smelling vaguely of lavender and mothballs, and desperately craving chocolate.

Sara-S

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2020, 23:13:35 PM »
Do you hand-stitch them closed around the ornament?  They look great.
You can't scare me. I taught high school for 32 years.

fajita

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 23:49:34 PM »
Ooo @datcat23 What are those hoop clip things on that pic. They look useful.

...wanders off to google ...

datcat23

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2020, 03:35:51 AM »
Do you hand-stitch them closed around the ornament?  They look great.

Yes, you join the two sets of 3 panels together at the edges, slide the circle of lace over the bauble, and then tie in place with ribbon at the top (and bottom depending on the design).
The barefoot seamstress:  smelling vaguely of lavender and mothballs, and desperately craving chocolate.

datcat23

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2020, 03:38:24 AM »
Ooo @datcat23 What are those hoop clip things on that pic. They look useful.

...wanders off to google ...

My machine is a Janome 400e.  The hoop clips are a standard accessory with the hoops.  and Yes, they are very handy.  A couple of my hoops are the wrong width for the plastic clips, but I have had success with fold back stationery clips, although you have to watch that they don't get in the way of the foot as the hoop moves about. 
The barefoot seamstress:  smelling vaguely of lavender and mothballs, and desperately craving chocolate.

Sara-S

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2020, 16:16:54 PM »
Here are some more pieces I made. This time, I got daring and did some ornaments with multiple colors.
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wrenkins

Re: Freestanding Lace
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2020, 18:08:54 PM »
Those are brilliant @Sara-S. Very pretty.
Someone on the forum made a stunning white Christmas tree in lace but I can't find it. I'll have another look.  8)
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