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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.

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Listed on May 16, 2022 - ID 30643646
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This class has 6 sessions (42m)

Class Preview

See a sneak peek of the steps you will be going through using the provided pattern.

Introduction and Supplies

Meet Charlie as she walks you through the supplies you will need for this design and shows you how to create your sandwich.

The Cordonnet

Use a doubled-over piece of cord to create the cordonnet, following the pattern provided.

The Lace

Fill the three sections of the hot air balloon and the basket with different styles of needle lace.

The Top-Stitching

Use a form of blanket stitch to topstitch around the entire design, cleaning up the outline.

The Release

Snip the tacking stitches to release the hot air balloon from the sandwich, then use tweezers to clean it up!

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Charlie N.

Hand Embroidery
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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.

Advanced Needle Lace Techniques
Advanced Needle Lace Techniques