Comfort shawl, lohtuhuivi

I have kept busy although you might not think so considering the frequency of my posts! I have finally started knitting the historic silk stocking I mentioned in a previous post and will be telling you how that's going shortly. There are many more projects I want to share so I'll just have to find… Continue reading Comfort shawl, lohtuhuivi

Lace making course, nypläyskurssilla

Warning: this is a long post on my wonderful trip to Scotland! In the picture above the samples I made during my lace making course. We were very lucky to have a fantastic teacher in the very talented lacemaker Jean Leader! * Ensiksi varoitus: tämä on pitkä postaus ihanasta matkasta Skotlantiin! Yllä nypläyskurssilla tekemäni mallikappaleet. Opettajamme… Continue reading Lace making course, nypläyskurssilla

Bobbin lace practice, nypläysharjoituksia

I've made lace in many different ways but this past summer I've been learning something that I thought I'd never even try - making bobbin lace. By chance I stumbled on a lace making course in Scotland which just sounded too wonderful to miss! (Thanks Susie!) So now I'm neck deep in yet another engulfing hobby...… Continue reading Bobbin lace practice, nypläysharjoituksia

Silk beauties, silkki-ihanuuksia

One of my biggest treasures is a lace petticoat of my grandmother's. It has sumptuous Chantilly lace inserts, an embroidered monogram with her initials and is absolutely beautifully hand sewn. I renewed my old silk nightgown (which somehow had shrunk in the cupboard) by adding a tatted lace edging to the neckline and copying the… Continue reading Silk beauties, silkki-ihanuuksia

Lace shawls, pitsihuiveja

It took me just over a year to knit this woollen lace shawl, on the left. The one with the bigger circles is an older version knitted with linen thread. I love the delicate look of them both. * Vuoden uurastuksen jälkeen sain vihdoin villaisen vasemman puolisen huivin valmiiksi. Toinen isompikuvioinen on parin vuoden takaa… Continue reading Lace shawls, pitsihuiveja

Bralette, kevyet rintaliivit

This sporty but feminine bralette was quick to sew and easy to fit. The free pattern by Madalynne Intimates is called Barrett and comes with complete and comprehensive sewing instructions. Madalynne has a wonderful site all about lingerie. * Kevyet bralette liivit valmistuivat parissa tunnissa. Kauniin ja ilmaisen kaavan löysin Madalynne Intimates sivustolta. Malli on… Continue reading Bralette, kevyet rintaliivit

Sewing underwear, rintaliivien ompelua

I've been working on this fun project for some time! It took many trials and errors but I finally finished my first bra. I will use this pattern to sew many more. Maybe with some handmade lace? 🙂 * Monien yritysten ja mallikappaleiden jälkeen sain vihdoinkin valmiiksi ensimmäiset itse ompelemani rintaliivit. Näitä taitaa alkaa syntyä… Continue reading Sewing underwear, rintaliivien ompelua

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

Tatted mobile, ikkunakoriste käpypitsistä

This lovely little decoration was amongst the treasures I found in the old sewing box of my friend's mother. It's made up of six ornaments, three different kinds of tatted motifs tied together. * Tämä kaunis käpypitsikoriste löytyi ystävättäreni äidin vanhan ompelulaatikon kätköistä. Kuusi kuviota, kolme erilaista, on solmittu ketjuksi.     Here are the… Continue reading Tatted mobile, ikkunakoriste käpypitsistä