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Pattern 488 - Fleur de Lys tape lace 2

Picture of lace

Pattern:
   Pattern of lace

Bobbins: 8 pairs

Style: Tape

Stitches:
   cloth stitch
   picots
   make a sewing (crochet hook) (green)

Details:
   solid cloth stitch (red)
   corner of trail or tape
   twisted footside

Description:

Follow the links above for explanation of how to work the different parts of the lace.

I hadn't realised that I'd tried a similar pattern before - pattern 310. This one has a narrower tape (and is more of a mess!) This version doesn't have an edge, so the sewings were a LOT harder! The threads kept catching in the pins, and sometimes I didn't disentangle them properly.

This is a learning exercise, and I don't recommend doing it yourself! My conmclusion is that I won't use sewings in tape lace in future. Also, the pattern really needs something running along the bottom to make it stronger. See pattern 489 and pattern 490 for alternative ideas (avoiding sewing!).

A larger version of the photo so you can see detail.

Picture of lace