Ruffler Foot Made Sew Easy It's Hands Free!

If you've ever used a ruffler foot you will know you need to guide your fabric carefully.

I've been making a Victorian Gown. That means lots of ruffley goodness. I have about 150 meters of ribbon I'm using on this project most of which I've been pleating using my sewing machines ruffler foot. 
Carefully guiding that much yardage through would drive me insane!

I needed a way to make it easy and fast without needing a lot of concentration.

I needed to automate guiding that ribbon through.

It's so easy and simple and effective I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier.

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.



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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