Lace Embroidery Designs
July 5, 2010 in Tips & Tricks
Lace designs have always caught my attention. They’re great to use as accents, on linens, as gift tags, etc. But, sometimes stitching them out can be a bit tricky. And, always be sure to read the fine print to know for sure if the design is freestanding (doesn’t require fabric) or not.
When embroidering lace designs chose your thread based on the desired end result. Silk thread is great for softer fabrics, such as batiste. Polyester thread if the item will be laundered. Rayon thread will add sheen to the project. You may also want to use the same thread in the needle and bobbin to provide support for freestanding designs.
Typically small needles work best for lace embroidery, so use the smallest needle possible for your choice of thread.