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Trying Valenciennes Net Ground

In my last post I talked about why I think bobbin lace techniques were used to make Eleanora's cauls. 
Here are my first attempts to make the same net - I had to wait until I had made enough bobbins, I have used 10 pairs here.


Not too bad for a first attempt, the meshes are too big, about a square inch, and I'm not happy with the intersections.


Second attempt. I am much happier with the mesh size, about 3/4 inch . I've used a different technique at the intersections and they look a lot better. Now I've just got to learn about increases, decreases and finishing sewing the ends in and I'll be ready to try my hand at a caul.



4 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I do not have the patience for bobbin lace.

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    1. I didn't think I would either but I've found I really enjoy it and that it goes faster then I thought it might.

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  2. Very interesting. This is a craft I've never tried before.

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    1. It looked so daunting the first time I came across it in my needlework encyclopaedia but it turned out to be much simpler then figuring out the description.

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