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Friday, June 20, 2014

A Newly Taught Craft: Teneriffe lace

So my friend Sue came over last night on crafty night and taught me how to do a version of needle lace called teneriffe lace.  It was quite fun and went fairly quickly. I produced one in a little over an hour. Here are the pictures of it.

First you start with a round needle point type disk and you stitch around the edges to create what will anchor it on while you weave.

Then you add the first Row of stitched around and knot it in the center to give them tension and hold them in place.


Then you put weave three rows round the center going over every four strands.


Then you move a little ways up, using your own personal judgement and weave over four again.


You do the same on the next row but you pick up differing four's to make the weave more decorative.


On the last round you go over two's and when finished you knot it off, and cut away the blue anchoring threads.


This is the finished result. 

It was made out of cotton thread (as it was given to me for free to do my trial disk).
I really enjoyed it and would most certainly do it again. I saw it used in period on an apron and may consider this path down the road when making more.

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