In this tutorial you'll learn to make relatively complex
lace projects that include multiple lace elements with straight edges, which
must be assembled together.
As a result of reading through this article, you should be able to make any
project similar to this lovely Dantela lace placemat:
If you take a very close look at
the photo, you may notice that the lace frame around the placemat consists of
several pieces. They have all been embroidered separately (due to hoop size
limits). Then they've been assembled together and attached to fabric base. The
same applies to oval lace decoration in the middle. It was embroidered and then
sewn onto the fabric base.
Because the lace frame consists of corner and border elements, naturally you
can make it larger or smaller by inserting more (or less) border elements. You
decide about the size, and it's possible to make very large projects this way.
Just be sure to start from something small, to practice before you continue
with larger items.
This project was created using Dantela
Lace designs in antique Italian style.