…because I’ve been stupidly busy and not done much sewing for the last fortnight. This is another shot of the end I’ve already blogged about.
And this is one of the central sections. Modern and vintage lace and scraps of plain, embroidered and damasked silks.
I love the central fragment of lightweight silk and the way it’s fraying over the handmade lace at the top, held down almost invisibly with french knots stitched in one of the threads I dyed with the fabrics. Some more of the spotty voile is layered in underneath.
The running stitch stabilises and alters it. This section is still unfinished.
Commercially embroidered silk with extra stem stitch tendrils.
Machine made lace dating from the 1970s embroidered over with french knots, back stitch and straight stitches.
One of the last pieces of a yard of this lace I bought as a little girl. Buttons, ribbons and lace were some of the few things on which I was allowed to spend my pocket money. I suppose it’s lasted longer and done me more good than a packet of Spangles.