Saturday, March 24th - Circle City Lace Day 7872 North Troy Road Greenfield, IN 46140 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (shop will be open) If you have ever wondered about lace and how it is made, this is the open house for you. There will be lace and tatting demonstrations. If you Tat or are a Bobbin Lacer we will have a bobbin lace race and a tatting race. Lunch will be catered. This event is free.
I wanted to get out some stash and make a few models (so I'd do ok trying to explain to somebody else!!! --- why is it easier to just sit down and "do it" vs. instructing other people?)
I find by taking pictures --- I can easily spot things needing to be 'changed' or embellished before I call it quits on fusing.
I like using Misty Fuse. I have a needlebook cover sewn (by machine) and like to use a layer of Misty Fuse, then layer with texture .... followed by paper, stamps, tatting practice pieces, and fiber orts. So far, these have a couple layers of Misty Fuse.
Next, I pause and take a photo..... (take a pause before I continue)
Before I trim the edges I look at the overall flow of the images + see if it all relates to my theme.
---These pictures are just a start .... I have more embellishing to do:
I look at my pile of scattered images (from greeting cards or craft freebie images, etc.) to see what I might want to add. (or peel off!). I like to have a theme.
Once I'm ok with the overall flow, I take misty fuse + top with tulle. Fusing done --- needle threaded for more embellishing. Embellishing is so much fun - use beads, charms, floss, perle cotton next. Last, sew in the pages, button, and some kind of easy tie closure.
Maybe have some finished needlebooks in the next day or two.