Advanced Needle Lace Techniques
What you'll learn
Join embroidery artist Charlie as she takes you to new heights in the world of contemporary needle lace designs with an adorable hot air balloon! Start by creating a complex cordonnet on a sandwich, or backing of stacked paper, then add several different needle lace styles to fill in the basket and balloon with bright colors and fun textures. Complete the design by top-stitching around the entire piece, then separate it from the sandwich by clipping the tacking stitches. Clean up the back, and you have a beautiful, free-hanging piece of lace, made completely by hand! Check out the free balloon pattern that can be found under the Supplies section.
Materials and tools used in this class
DMC cotton 6-strand flossView on DMC
DMC pearl cotton flossView on DMC
UMC stag cotton 6-strand flossView on Amazon
Fabric scissorsView on Amazon
SnipsView on Amazon
Assorted needlesView on Amazon
PensView on Amazon
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See a sneak peek of the steps you will be going through using the provided pattern.
Meet Charlie as she walks you through the supplies you will need for this design and shows you how to create your sandwich.Included
Use a doubled-over piece of cord to create the cordonnet, following the pattern provided.
Fill the three sections of the hot air balloon and the basket with different styles of needle lace.
Use a form of blanket stitch to topstitch around the entire design, cleaning up the outline.
Snip the tacking stitches to release the hot air balloon from the sandwich, then use tweezers to clean it up!
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Hey there! My name is Charlie, and I am an embroidery artist and the owner of The Stitchery! I create beautiful hand-embroidered artwork, as well as samplers, patterns, and tutorials for those learning the skill themselves.