Thursday, November 19, 2009
Teneriffe lace has been one of those things that "I must do one day". This is my first attempt, and I must say not bad for a first time, though I know there is room for improvement. I have read various sources as how to set it all up, and chose a method similar to needle-lace, pattern under contact, on top of two layers of calico, all set into a hoop. I wonder if I need to re-think that. This little motif is a little lopsided, and I have put that down to a few different reasons:-
1. Fabric not taught enough in the hoop. I did notice it getting slack over time and will need to watch that in the future.
2. My tensioning is too tight, always a problem with me & needleweaving.
3. Base spokes not set up correctly, something I have to watch.
4. Type of thread could make a difference. Why did I start with such a difficult one? A nice cotton would have been much better than this synthetic.
Well, the Teneriffe Bug has well & truely bitten, so watch this space for more trials.