Machine Needlelace

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, then you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of machine needlelace. I love using it for all sorts of things …
Decorative elements such as the center of this sunflower;
Machine Needlelace
Abstract floral embellishments …
Machine Needlelace
Filling for cutwork designs on quilts …
Machine Needlelace
Embellishments such asleaves, flowers, beads …
Machine Needlelace
Soft edges on art quilts …
Machine Needlelace
And lots of other interesting applications.
Embellishing Fabric
I learned the technique from the book Machine Needlelace and Other Embellishment Techniques by Judy Simmons.
This book was published some year ago, and as with most of the books published around the same era, is a favorite in my library.
The book covers mainly techniques for using machine needlelace as an embellishment for clothing, but as you can see I use it for lots more than just clothing.
The technique is not difficult to learn and can produce stunning results as you can see. If you love the effect of soft, non-conventional type lacework, I’m sure you’ll love working with machine needlelace.

4 thoughts on “Machine Needlelace”

  1. I have also enjoyed all the needlelace ect, how do I find out how to do the leaves in the picture of needlelace cheers

    1. Hi Esma, Basically you draw the design onto some water soluble stabilizer and fill it in with needle lace then edge it with satin stitch.

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