Battenberg Lace Angel #0352
- Master Skill level
- Finished size ~6.5" x 11"
Create these amazing lacy angel 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, Tied Bars, Twisted Bars, Needleweaving, Spider Web, Raleigh Bars, and Buttonhole. She even instructs you how to use the bag the chartpack comes in as your backing plastic! Patterns call for 5mm lace, but Karen let us know the 6mm or 4mm should work as well.
Suggested supplies: 3.5 yards 5mm (or 6mm) Battenberg tape lace; 40 yards #12 pearl cotton; 4 yards #5 pearl cotton; #24 tapestry needle.