Sunday, 29 April 2012
I've got a bit of a soft spot for lacemaking. As I am very much a newbie at such an interesting yet focused craft it is a bit of a labour of love to produce anything, but I am trying to master a 'quick make' using just a simple torchon ground stitch.
I found the crochet cotton above for £1.99 in a charity shop and knew it would be great to use. So along with a few colours I already had I set about my little production line.
Using such a simple stitch meant that I didn't have to constantly refer to instructions and I could just enjoy the process of crossing the bobbins back and fore. (I have just done a google search of back and fore as I wasn't sure whether it was that or back and forth and apparently back and fore is a bit of a 'Wenglish' way of saying it i.e. how we do speak in the valley's in Wales like! I hope you don't mind if I keep it in.) Anyway, I digress...
Three bookmarks made so far and still so many colour combinations to try. Any suggestions for combinations gratefully received. I've also got royal blue, dark green and white!