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

The many details of a wedding dress, hääpuvun monet koukerot

We had a lovely wedding in the family last weekend and I had the honour of making the wedding dress for my daughter-in-law 😀 We started planning it in march and went shopping for materials. The lace is a cotton guipure and the top layer of the hem a silk chiffon. V-neck at the back… Continue reading The many details of a wedding dress, hääpuvun monet koukerot

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

Little doilies, pieniä pitsiliinoja

I practiced different Hedebo techniques on this small doily which measures about 15x15 cm. For material I cut a piece of the fine old sheet that I used for the whitework tea cosy. I didn't have linen thread at hand so I used a No. 10 cotton. The cotton seems to work well on the satin… Continue reading Little doilies, pieniä pitsiliinoja

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

Reflector lace, pitsiheijastimia

A good reflector is a very important "safety device" that should be attached to everyones clothes, bags etc. during the dark months of autumn and winter. These have been made out of the same reflective thread that I used a year ago (link here). * Ohuesta heijastinlangasta virkattuja ja käpyiltyjä heijastinkoristeita kiinnitettäviksi talvitakkeihin ja laukkuihin.… Continue reading Reflector lace, pitsiheijastimia

Tatted doily, käpypitsiliina

After about six months of on and off tatting I just finished my first tatted doily 🙂  I found the pattern on Pinterest, can't find the origin though since it's only a picture. The second row looks like Mary Koniors "Spinning Wheel" so maybe it is one of her patterns? I'll have to get her… Continue reading Tatted doily, käpypitsiliina

Dyeing with coffee and blackcurrants, värjäystä kahvilla ja marjamehulla

This year's top fashion colour - rose quarz - seems to have been the theme of my posts just lately. I decided to dye my tatted new earrings from the previous post that colour too to go with my pale pink cardigan. After my experiments of dyeing with avocado skins I've been reading a lot about natural dyes.… Continue reading Dyeing with coffee and blackcurrants, värjäystä kahvilla ja marjamehulla

Tatted and crocheted earrings, korvikset käpypitsistä ja virkkaamalla

Inspired by a Japanese artist Miho Fujita who makes fabulous intricate jewellery with a tiny crochet hook I tried crocheting and tatting these earrings with my tatting thread. On the right my tatted version with a four petal flower motif and on the left my try of Miho Fujita's tiny circle chains. My tatted earrings… Continue reading Tatted and crocheted earrings, korvikset käpypitsistä ja virkkaamalla

Tatted edging tutorial, käpyilty reunapitsiohje

Working through the steps for this tatted lace edging from my previous post 🙂 This is the pattern: Ring 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3, chain 5-5-5-5-5-5-5, turn work, join to the 4th picot of the ring, chain 5-5. Repeat, joining the first picot of the longer chain to the last picot of the previous long chain. Finish with a… Continue reading Tatted edging tutorial, käpyilty reunapitsiohje