Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

Yet again I’ve neglected my blog and yet again I have a few things to catch up with. This one goes back to towards the end of June. My youngest sister got married at the end of August, but for the purposes of this post that should be a couple of months away yet.

In something of a first for me though, I designed and completed a piece of lace well in advance of the event it was required for. Anyone who knows me well will know that this is nothing short of miraculous. I usually get things done in time for deadlines but it is usually very very much by the skin of my teeth.

I am pleased with this piece of lace and judging by the reaction of said sister, she was pretty thrilled with it too. The lace is 4 inches wide and 30 inches long, worked in Finca 50 thread in blue and ivory with accent thread of fine Finca silver. It also has tiny silver lined clear seed beads worked into the lace to add a delicate sparkle. The lace took approx 60 pairs of bobbins and at a  rate of about 1 hour for every 2 square inches or thereabouts it probably was a good 60 hours work. That’s one valuable piece of lace.

It was finished with a silver covered elastic and thankfully stayed up for as long as it needed to which is always a relief.

And now. The obligatory pictures.

Close to Finishing

Close up

FInished lace before gathering

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maxine D
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 22:20:54

    Stunning – what a beautiful gift.

    Reply

  2. Sue sharpe
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 10:21:02

    Claire,

    This is a stunning piece of work by you again, a very beautiful gift, well done,

    Sue x

    Reply

  3. Brenda
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 00:49:01

    Beautiful! You have a real talent!

    Reply

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