On August 11, I designed and taught a lace workshop with and for the Sister Quilting Collective (SQC). In this class, I showed them how to use their own yarns, threads, and ribbons to make an original lace textile. We supplied free lace adhesive sheets at the workshop, two per lace sheet.
I suggested to the students to bring their own colors of threads, ribbons and yarns to make their own patterns and color blocks. Their results were great. Everyone enjoyed making their original lace textile.
The quilting clubs of the past and present, are similar to the workshop and being together. I taught the techniques and the how-to and sewed the two adhesive sheets together, and the students showed me beautiful ribbons, colorful yarns, and exquisite threads.
We used portable sewing machines from Janome, which allows multiple types of stitching.
We used a simple technique:
Here are a couple of pictures of the process and the finished product is above.
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