Let’s see, I have tried making lace by several methods in the past. I have crocheted it, knitted it, tatted it, done tradtional lace making with a lace pillow and bobbins, and embroidered it, but nothing was as easy as using the embroidery machine and water-soluble stabilizer:
These laces are made in sections and then sewed together on a regular sewing machine, something I need to practice, but these are not bad for a first attempt. I used Maxi-Lock thread to make these. Of course, it takes all day to make a length of lace if you keep forgetting to go back and restart the machine, but you don’t have to stick around while it is sewing. The wider lace will decorate the yoke panels of a top, and the ‘tatting’ will go around the neck of a Mexican peasant blouse.
Both embroidery designs were from sets purchased from Oregon Patch Works, and the designer is From The Needle of Anne:
I have been making lingerie for M, but now I have a skirt cut out for A, and need to put the buttons on a raw silk shirt for me.