Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Drawn Thread Fillers

At my local lace group some months back, one of our members asked me if I could teach her how to do "that". "That" being a corner in a beautiful drawn thread tablecloth, pictured in a magazine that someone had brought for show & tell. No, not the whole piece, just the corner, as a brooch. Of couse I could. So with some thinking, we organized what had to be brought for the following meeting so that we could make a start. Come the next meeting, both of us forgot things, and of course we did not have the magazine anymore, so I rummaged in my bag & found pencil & graph paper & quickly sketched up a design. There were scraps of fabric in my bag, as was some thread, so we went to work. So the above little square is the result, really too big to be a brooch, but that really depends on taste. It is yet to be cut from fabric, & I think it will still become a brooch or bag clip or some such item. As far as a design for a corner, it really is not strong enough to be a corner design in a table cloth. Worked on even weave linen with my own hand dyed threads.

I did have plans for doing three of these little squares, all in differnt colours, but by the time I did the pink one, I wanted a different design. The problem that I had was that the border stitching had already been done on the others, so I was left with a limited space with wich to work. So I just filled in the spaces with laid threads, coral knots & woven wheels. I quite like the effect, and feel it could be a very interesting filler on something.

The third colour is yet to be worked. The ouside border is done but I have to think of something to put on the inside yet. That's tonight's plan.

6 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful as always. I'm taking the Reticella class with Margaret Stephens at Lace Guild in Feb/April so I hope to be a bit more proficient after that. Not this good though, VBG. Thanks for sharing,
Hooroo,
Christine
http://missmuffettwo.blogspot.com/

Gina said...

I especially love the "fluted" effect of the first one. I couldn't get the second one to enlarge when I clicked on it but it's beautiful too and I love the lacy dotted design. How big did these work out to be?

MargB said...

Jenny
I do love these. May I be so bold to ask what count linen and thread? i would really like to try pulled thread .

intelligence said...

You these things, I have read twice, for me, this is a relatively rare phenomenon!
handmade jewelry

Joan Elizabeth said...

Jenny, thanks for visiting my Blue Mountains blog. Your stitching is wonderful and very inspiring. I used to do quite a lot of needlecraft -- hardanger, black work, tatting, knitting, cross stitch, tapestry and patchwork. Then life got busy and all I manage these days is photography and some random work in the garden. I must try to get some projects going again.

Linda said...

These are just beautiful Jenny. I hadn't seen them before, so am glad you put them into your page. What lovely neat stitching you do.