Take the final step toward becoming a bona fide beginner lace-maker and learn the third stitch in our Lace Lessons series: the Whole Stitch.
Then, take on the challenge of the Whole Stitch:
Now that you’ve mastered the Cloth Stitch, you’re ready for the Half Stitch. Join Jane Meier for a second lesson in lace-making and learn another stitch used to make the Human Bobbin lace.
If you haven’t already, you’ll first need to learn how to set-up and prepare for lace-making.
Then try your hand at the Half Stitch.
At Untitled #59 (Undercover) local lace-maker Jane Meier successfully orchestrated “The Human Bobbin Project.” Jane turned visitors into human bobbins to make a 6-foot by 6-foot piece of lace out of 600 feet of rope. It was lace-making at epic proportions.
Here, Jane will teach three introductory lessons in Torchon lace-making using common household materials. Torchon is an English lace with geometric forms, commonly used as trimming on undergarments and linens due to the sturdy construction and heavier threads. You’ll be learning three stitches—each of which went into making the Human Bobbin lace. We’ll release a lesson a week, over the next three weeks. Let’s start with the “Cloth Stitch.”
First, learn how to set-up and prepare for lace-making.
Now you’re ready for Lesson #1: The Cloth Stitch.