Sunday, May 15, 2011

A frog and wire.

One of my bobbin lace students collects frogs. The pattern has elluded me once again - I found it this afternoon with the frog hiding inside after searching for the past 5 weeks!!

He is made from Milford Mercer thread in size 20 - colours ombre green (the verigated and much nicer in real life) and holiday green.

Again the scan is not great but this wire lace piece is THE pattern that attracted me to wire in the first place. One of our local lace makers had a copper coloured piece mounted on black velvet as a choker and it looks stunning.

I intend to mount this on velvet too, but wore it at the Tasmanian Craft and Quilt Fair last weekend in my hair - alice band style. The pattern is from Barbara Underwood's Bedfordshire Lace in 20 Lessons book.

Short and sweet this weekend. Lots happening but not much to share yet.

Hugs til next time, til then, I look forward to hearing what you think. Stay safe and have fun :)


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

My friend Denise would love that frog! He's adorable. I can see why you've been drawn to wire with that lovely pattern!

Gina said...

A lot of people like frogs and this has been a popular pattern. I haven't tatted it yet but plan to.

I like wire work in jewelry but I don't like to make lace in wire. I DO admire other people's work in it and this is a beautiful piece. It will certainly stand the test of time!

Suztats said...

I like frogs, and this one's a beauty! I haven't used wire in my tatting yet, but I've been thinking about it.

laura_rose said...

Thanks Ladies, As soon as the pattern for the frog hops back into my hot little hands I will post it's origins...I know it is here somewhere as I had it yesterday when I started cleaning up...
I've not tried wire tatting as yet either...would be quite difficult I expect as the wire does not like being bent up too many times. Let us know how it goes if you get there first :)