Battenberg Lace Snowflake Ornaments #0351P
- Beginner I Skill level
- Finished size each 4" diameter
Create these beautiful snowflakes using Battenberg lace techniques. Battenberg lace has also been called Point Lace, Renaissance Lace, Tape Lace, Brussel's Lace, Poor Man's Lace, and Boot Lace. All of these refer to a lace made with a needle and thread but beginning with a tape lace. The tape is basted to a pattern traced onto a substantial paper or clear plastic. Needlelace fillings are worked with a pearl cotton or similar thread to fill the spaces left between the tape. The work is done from the wrong side of the piece.
Karen steps you through this beautiful technique from start to finish, going over several needlelace stitches included Cretan or Russian, Point Duchesse, Buttonhole, Concentric Buttonhole, Twisted Buttonhole, Sorento Bars, and Knotted Buttonhole. She even instructs you how to use the bag the chartpack comes in as your backing plastic! Patterns call for 3mm lace, but Karen let us know the 4mm should work as well.
To create both ornaments you will need: 1 yard 3mm (or 4mm) Battenberg tape lace (#49122A); 6 yards each of #12 and #8 pearl cottons, and a #24 tapestry needle.