Last month I had the pleasure of travelling to the East Kingdom to participate in Master Jose's (http://themodernmaker.net/) Needlelace class. It ran in Brooklyn from May 15th-19th. We worked some freehand lace points on a linen square, as well as a geometric repeating pattern worked on a pattern support card. So many buttonhole stitches!
I've got a lot of growing to do, but I'm looking forward to learning more.
Sequence of attack seems to be the main challenge when you are comfortable with your stitches (mostly combinations of buttonhole and detached buttonhole stich). Tension is important as well.
I'm currently working on some sequencing diagrams for a beginners class I'll be giving at Trillies.
I hope to share those with you in the coming weeks.
23 days until the project is due, not including event day.
I still have a sample on the pillow before starting the final piece.
This puts me into serious crunch territory, but I'll be fighting to the end - for better or worse.
On a brighter note, I met with the final receipient and presented her with the samples completed - we have selected a pattern for the final piece.
I'll be producing Pattern 2 (the simple mouse ear edging) in linen.
More back posts to come, so stay tuned.
Welcome to the SCA blog of Lady Jane Caldwell. Lady Jane plays in 1534 and is interested in early period lace. Lady Jane hails from the Barony of Skraeling Althing in Ealdormere. Lady Jane is also a clothes whore who will wear clothing from multiple periods to either feel pretty or feel comfortable.