Teneriffe Lace

My Own Quilts, Vintage Linen | September 1, 2016 | By

I LOVE these unique pieces of handwork! I found this one at D. Palma & Co. Mercantile last weekend and I just had to get it on the frame!

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This style of lace is called Teneriffe. I sent a quick note to Mary Corbet, Needle ‘N Thread, who was a doll to identify this for me. I’m always concerned with correctly identifying handwork. I visited YouTube to see how this is done and WOW! Amazing!

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The lace piece is about 10″ square. It’s so delicate, which intrigued me when I saw it.  I did my best to press and give it a good starch. Those circle laces were rather loose, so they took a bit of moving, stretching and starching, to get them to behave!

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My favorite background these days is satin! On this particular piece I used a double batting of Hobbs 80/20 on the bottom and 100% Hobbs Wool on top. You’ll see this gives some great loft to this piece. I stitched around the perimeter of the inside square first.

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Next, I stitched around the outside edge, outlining around all of the lace circles. My hand gives you an idea of size.

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Once I have all the outlining and edges stitched down, I start the design process.

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I added a “piano key” border with my longarm ruler.

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Beads and rhinestones add the finishing touch!

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YUMMY!

 

 

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