Wednesday, August 4, 2010
lace collage, tutorial
When I make a collage of lace I have no plan, but I do gather some lace bits and pieces.
I like to use several shades of say ecru, or cream and coffee. Mixing them is good.
Begin by laying a foundation of fabric, muslin, scrim or such. Upper R.
Next a fairly large piece of lace that almost covers the foundation.
Next I choose pieces of lace, old doilys or tablecloths or ends of a runner and put in place not covering all the first layer. Upper L.
Now fill in with torn bits of lace and being aware of the gaps. Tuck bad edges under and leave nice parts showing. Think of the use for the piece, in this case a book cover.
I will want the ends to be nicer where they show more. Will not worry so much about the back.
Last part is to stitch with a zigzag on the machine. Not too much but to hold all together and sew around any motifs or flowers. Matching thread.