Monday, 16 February 2009

Bedfordshire for beginners

Some of you may remember this post about Jenny and myself undertaking a challenge to learn Bedfordshire lace in 2009. As this activity keeps my fingers moving without having to use any real pressure, I can cope with the plaster cast on my arm as long as I take frequent breaks. Jenny has posted her first sample here and my first sample is shown below.

Bedfordshire lace
thread Finca 50
I still need to practise on the plaits as they are sometimes too loose

Bedfordshire lace

11 comments:

TattingChic said...

Have fun making your Bedfordshire lace. It looks good so far.

Guzzisue said...

thanks, this is a new lace for me, suspect it is going to get a bit complicated very soon

Sophie said...

Your plaits: try to press threads after a cross (rather than after a twist), by pulling a pair right and a pair left so that they almost are on a same line.

Guzzisue said...

thanks, trying this now :-), I see how it works !

Jenny said...

Looking good. Much better tham my effort!

laura_rose said...

Well done. It is only small steps to the more complicated ... just do it 1 step at a time :) Have fun, and I hope you enjoy...it is a fabulous lace to make!

CakesMix said...

What a beautiful start!

neki desu said...

very nice, but i can't believe it's a first sample!

neki desu

Guzzisue said...

I already make torchon lace and Bucks point so I know various techniques but this is a new style for me. Thank you everyone for your encouragement.

acereta said...

Very nice, but you are righnt - it should me more tight. In color it would be nice...

Shirl said...

What a great challenge for 2009! Its really pretty!