Monday, October 04, 2010

Motifs from Mme Dilmont


 This weekend I had some quiet time at work, and so I had a go at some of the motifs from the booklet. I really like this one and think it might look good as an earring? If I did it again I would adjust the stitch count as I had to add a few on the last joins to make it meet up. It would also be better with a split ring to climb out as the cut and sewn in ends show on this fine thread.  (Cartier Bresson, fil au fouet, size 70)
Here are two more from the same page, I am especially proud of the needlelace centre on the blue motif, which I did without instructions, just by looking at the photo. Ok it's not perfect, but I did it!
Next weekend I have decided to do the five and a half hour drive to Le Puy for the couvige. I have sent back the papers, and put myself down to do a tatting workshop, and for the lecture "Dentelles et les filles de joie" (Lace and ladies of pleasure) which sounds fun! I ought to be economising, but I rather fear that my good intentions will be as  nothing when I see the stands. I wonder if anyone wants to see photos?

5 comments:

Maureen said...

Of course we want photos....of everything you did and of your purchases! It sounds like fun.

Fox said...

Yes, photos please!

These motifs are so very pretty.

One of these days I will work up the courage to try one with the beautiful thread I have stashed away that you sent me!

I have seen that Diane - The Lace Lovin'Librarian - has been using the finer threads and I always seem to follow her lead, and now you have posted these...

Have a wonderful weekend and snap away with the camera!
Fox : )

Marty said...

Oh, yes! Photos are always wanted. I like all those motifs and can't see anything wrong with the little blue one -- your needle worked just fine!

God's Kid said...

I love your motifs! They are so pretty! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I would love to see photos! Your motifs are very pretty. Would you like to try some of my Sulky thread? I'll be happy to send you some!