Thursday, May 31, 2012

Irish Crochet Lace Collar...mmmmmm!

Get one project done...start five more. Sound familiar to some of you??? I am taking full advantage of having my feet on the ground this week and getting lots done including getting new projects started. I need some handwork projects and also need some more new things for my classes.
This particular collar has been jumping up and down begging to be in a quilt for quite awhile so of course I finally indulged. This was gifted to me by one of my students and it is a treasure. It is Irish Crochet and exquisitely done. I've had a difficult time trying to find something elegant enough to do with it to do it justice.
I was rummaging around in my lace basket and found some beautiful wide net lace yardage that I've had for many, many years. The wide top half is very delicate and has little dots that are woven in. The bottom half is exquisitely hand stitched into these beautiful designs shown here. I've decided to overall quilt my grayish/brown linen underlayment with the overall feather filler that I put in my silk scarf. I will cut the top dotted part of the net lace off and place it on top of the quilted underlayment and lightly bead it to hold it in place. I will then place the lace the collar on top of that and carefully bead it down to hold it in place. The decorative bottom half of the net lace will be placed on top of a gray silk and used for my hanging sleeve on the back. Think this will keep my hands busy on an airplane for awhile??? Hugs, Cindy :)


Joan said...

Sounds lovely Cindy

Alyssa said...

Lovely project, Cindy. I like what you've done on that lace collar-splendid. Hope you have a great day and stay blessed!

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