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Pattern 6 - Spiders

Picture of lace

This has a double headside, and the headside varies in a non-traditional way.

Pattern: Pattern of lace
Pattern of lace

Bobbins: 6 pairs

Style: Torchon

   half stitch
   cloth stitch and twist
   cloth stitch

   Torchon ground (grey)
   twisted footside (grey)
   cloth stitch fan (red)
   half stitch fan (blue)
   spider with 8 legs (green)


Click on the above links to see how to do the stitches, or techniques.

The pattern starts and ends with a little Torchon ground. Designs like spiders and fans are large, and tend to make for jagged starts and finishes. You can always use Torchon ground to fill this in, or indeed any other inconvenient "gaps" in the pattern. Since you are following someone else's design, this type of detail might not interest you, but I am explaining why I did it, and you never know - you might want to design lace for yourself one day!

Picture of lace
Close up of the lace, so you can see the working in more detail