This project is the ultimate lace gallery! Eighty-one stitches and patterns showcase skill and provide a lasting, heirloom-quality needlework reference. If you ever need delicate filigree, you are sure to find it here. And once you take this class, you will truly be adept at creating openwork patterns -- expertly and fearlessly!
The centerpiece of this 4 1/2" x 13" design is an ancient crown pattern embellished with luminous pearl beads. Surrounding the crown are blocks with eight categories of pulled work stitches, except for one block that is set aside for your graceful initial. This sampler includes 82 pulled thread stitches. Variations of the pulled-thread stitches include backstitch, double backstitch, buttonhole, cross, eyelet, four-sided, satin and straight.
As you master the techniques, Eileen will share with you both the history of pulled work and an extensive bibliography that she has developed through years of studying this elegant technique.