Friday, February 8, 2008

Courgette Flower Bag

As a new blogger, I was well pleased to receive comments on my Courgette Flower Bag, so here is a post explaining a bit more.

I started by making each petal separately using Corded Brussels stitch and including the odd bead here and there. I'd taken photos and did some watercolour sketches first, to get a feel for the shapes and colours.
Then I attached them together using a simple cordonnette technique. Then, I finished the tops of the petals with Cinq-Point-de-Venise, and laced the yellow ribbon through holes I'd left in the Corded Brussels at the waist of each petal.
Here are some links to needlelace resources...


Doreens Needlelace-dot-com

A bit of history and technique

Or you can simply Google "needlelace" and work your way through as I am doing now... Enjoy!


Guzzisue said...

before i got involved with creative embroidery, I was a bobbin lace maker and a few books about needlelace sit on my bookshelf ready for when I have time ( Time, whats that??) to have a play,Your flower has got me thinking again, it is simply lovely.

MixPix said...

Thanks! I know just what you mean about time - it seems to go faster the older I get. I'm sure you'll really enjoy needlelace if you have a go. It's very free and you can do so much with it.