Some styles of lace use a trail or tape. This is a long strip of lace, with passives. There may be a worker pair working across the strip, or one of the passives may become a worker pair. Pairs can leave or join the trail in a more flexible way than a Torchon shape.
The Turning stitch and Turning stitch and twist are one way to make a sharp turn in tape lace. I worked out another way to make a tape bend sharply through a right angle. See pattern 286.
There are 4 pairs in this example. Pin between first two pairs.
Work first pair across.
Work second pair across.
Work third pair across.
Pin before last pair, then move it across.
Turn pillow so threads hang downwards.
You will need to tighten the threads carefully.
The threads hanging downwards include the worker pair. The pins help to give a better shape.
The corner is a slope rather than a sharp right angle. But the threads themselves change direction very neatly, and this method fills in the corner well.
© Jo Edkins 2016 - return to lace index