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« on: May 15, 2012 05:52:21 AM »

I recently picked up a second hand book about white work embroidery, and decided to have a bash at it!  Looking at the pics in the book I decided Carrickmacross Lace looked easy enough - you applique muslin on to netting, couch it down, and then cut away the muslin that isn't part of the design.  So I doodled a design of some birds holding a key, and over the weekend I made this:



It's on a blue background to show off the white work.  I'm rather pleased with it as a first attempt!  I also used little buttonhole eyelets in the design, they were fun to embroider.

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012 05:59:24 AM »

That is beautiful, would be lovely as a wedding or Communion
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012 06:19:04 AM »

really effective, looks great  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012 06:27:16 AM »

Gorgeous!  I'd never heard of this technique before you posted.  Thanks for sharing!
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Are you going to throw that away?! Can I have it?!


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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012 10:08:51 AM »

Wonderful work- I love it!  I'd never heard of this technique either.  Really, really pretty.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012 10:10:40 AM »

Very nice! I hadn't heard of this type of embroidery/lace before either but it's lovely. Great job. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012 07:03:50 AM »

That's really pretty!  I'd like to try it sometime.  It would be good incentive to get my backside finishing techniques up to par, too.  I couldn't just slap a cover on the back.   Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2012 10:18:02 AM »

That is absolutely beautiful!  Such a gorgeous hoop.  White work has been on my to do list for aaaages, may actually have to give it ago after seeing this! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2012 02:12:24 AM »

Thank you all!  It was surprisingly easy - if you can couch you can do this, I reckon!
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2012 08:43:15 AM »

Pretty! What a great idea.
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