We began by tracing out several pieces of 18th century lace with lines of stitching,
following every little jut and shape. The we arranged the pieces we'd done so you can make continuous lines with
the pieces. We swiveled the lace around to make circles and frames.
Next we took the motifs from the lace and enlarged them, filled them with patterns and made them in a variety of
We took the squares from the edging and set them up in continuous lines for edgings, or collars or cuffs.
The larger squares are enlargements of the little ones decorated with decorative
edge frames and lots of satin stitches.
They're beautiful alone -but fill some of the little circles with crystals and they're spectacular.
All of the larger designs can be re-created by re-hooping smaller designs. For those with large hoops, the larger
designs have been re-digitized to eliminate unnecessary jump stitches.