Showing posts with label Macrame. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Macrame. Show all posts

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A veil with macramé edging in 29 days?! Hee hee hee.....

...hee hee...haw...Haw...HAW...Ha...HA...HA...HA...HAAAAAAA!

Such a funny girl I can be. :)

Not that I have given up. The work continues, but it's going to be a while. Don't hold your breath!

(Now back to that laughing......)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tasty Nibble #20

I haven't nearly finished pulling all the fringe on the first edge of my veil, but I've followed in my usual impatient path and started a section of the macramé, voila!

Here it is with my test sample, for perspective.

I'm working the pattern using 3 strands of the warp of my veil fabric for every one thread of the test sample and you can see how teeny tiny this is going to be. Hopefully I will get better at it...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Over and Above, It's a go!

The Realm of Venus "Over and Above" mini-challenge is officially going forward so I guess I'd better decide what I'm going to be making.

I've been working on a test version of a macrame pattern using the thin crochet cotton I'm using for my partlet project. It's a bit thicker than the threads of my linen fabric would probably be, so I think it will be a pretty good gauge for figuring out how much of the fabric I would have to fringe to be able to work the macrame, as well as if my looking and pondering and counting and planning enabled me to come up with a reasonable version of the pattern.

Image #377 from Ricci's Old Italian Lace, Volume 1, 1913

As you can see the pattern is basically a series of tasseled knotted points depending from a band of alternating blocks and knots.

I've gotten the band portion finished in my sample but I'm not quite happy with it. I think it needs more of a gap between the blocks of Diagonal Hitch and the knot. Maybe if I crossed the sets of starting threads on the knot? Hmmn. Something to ponder while I work up the point and tassel section.