Lace Embroidery Designs

July 5, 2010 in Tips & Tricks

Freestanding Yardage Lace 3|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.

Use heat-removable or water soluble Freestanding Motif Circle 2|stabilizer and if the design is dense, use two layers to add more support.

Typically small needles work best for lace embroidery, so use the smallest needle possible for your choice of thread.

Don’t forget to check out the lace designs at Amazing Designs, they’re beautiful.

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