By Thérèse de Dillmont
Crocheters at each point of craftsmanship will delight in those flexible styles and their complete directions for 30 motifs, 12 complex grounds, and numerous conventional footings and borders. a hundred images.
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Extra resources for Masterpieces of Irish Crochet Lace: Techniques, Patterns, Instructions
15 Page 35 Center the strip, making sure that both ends reach the top (north) and bottom (south) of the egg. Roll out any lumps and creases with the wooden dowel. 12 Continue adding strips around the egg, one at a time, making sure each piece reaches the top and bottom. qxd 2/2/07 5:11 PM Page 36 Finishing the Washi-Covered Egg Ornaments EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS • • • • • • • • 6 Washi-covered eggs 6 bead caps (18 mm) in gold or silver, or 71/2" (19 cm) of mini leaf garland Small wire cutter (if using leaf garland) 1 yard (90 cm) thin gold or silver cord cut into 6" (15 cm) lengths Small sharp scissors Hot-glue gun and glue sticks Cardboard egg carton Large piece of cardboard to protect working surface Fold each 6" (15 cm) length of cord in half and knot the ends together.
Angels will add spice and character to any setting or decor. A 1 Fold the rectangle in half length-wise. Open back up and apply glue to one side and then fold back over. Press together so it adheres nicely. EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS FOR ONE ANGEL 8" (20 cm) Fold 4 1/2" (11 cm) 2" (5 cm) 2 Fold the rectangle of Washi in half lengthwise to find the center. On one side of the printed Washi, measure 2" (5 cm) up the center fold and mark with a pencil. 5 cm) end, accordion fold (fan fold) into approximately 3/8" (1 cm) folds, all the way to the other end.
5 cm) x 1/2" (1 cm) strips out of scraps of Washi. ) Cut the strips into triangles. 7 Glue one or two triangles, plain side up, over each hole. Cover any cracks in the eggs in the same way. Use the wooden dowel to smooth out any lumps or creases. 8 Measure all the eggs. One of the pattern sizes should fit the eggs, which may vary a little in size. 9 Measure the egg patterns on page 33 to see which size best fits the eggs. Trace the pattern using the tracing paper, increasing or decreasing the size as needed.