More reticello practice,lisää harjoituksia

A new try of reticello with slighly bigger squares of around 2 cm each. Just about the right size for my son's historic collar. * Uusia reticello kokeiluja vähän isommilla ruuduilla. Reilun 2 cm kokoisina ne ovat suunnilleen sopivia historialliseen kaulukseen jota suunnittelen pojalleni. Here's my sampler onto which I'm outlining a little square doily… Continue reading More reticello practice,lisää harjoituksia

Reticello practice/harjoituksia

I've started my reticello practice with the help of the new books I ordered from Italy. The author Giuliana Buonpadre is a distinguished teacher and reviver of old needlework techniques. She has a beautiful website called Filofilò. * Tilasin Italiasta käsityökirjoja niiden kirjoittajan Giuliana Buonpadren nettisivujen kautta. Hän on arvostettu vanhojen käsityötekniikoiden opettaja ja uudistaja. Reticello-kirjan… Continue reading Reticello practice/harjoituksia

Tutorial for easy needle lace, ohjeet helppoon ommeltuun pitsiin

Ommeltu pitsi on vanhimpia länsimaissa tunnettuja pitsintekotapoja. Tässä selostus siitä miten 1600-luvun tyylisien kalvosimien pitsi valmistui. * A tutorial to explain the technique I used to make the needle lace for the 17th century style cuffs. The text is in Finnish - sorry - but you can follow the pictures to get the gist of… Continue reading Tutorial for easy needle lace, ohjeet helppoon ommeltuun pitsiin

17th century cuffs, 1600-luvun kalvosimet

The cuffs for my son's 17th century outfit are ready. That was the easy part. Next I'll be making him a reticello collar - a huge project compared to these cuffs! The cuffs are made of thin linen. First I finished the edges with a rolled hem and then sewed the needle lace straight onto the… Continue reading 17th century cuffs, 1600-luvun kalvosimet

Old handkerchief lace, vanhaa nenäliinapitsiä

I love old linen! These are some of the beautiful pieces that I've inherited. Each handkerchief has been decorated with a different type of lace, all with really thin thread and worked with very skillful hands. The round little doily adorned a jam jar that I was given many years ago and has a slightly… Continue reading Old handkerchief lace, vanhaa nenäliinapitsiä