Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Machine Lace Bowl
Anyway, I sandwiched the snippets of thread, eyelash yarn and organza between the 2 layers and then heavily machine stitched to catch all the bits and create the lacy look. I trimmed away the extra pieces of solvable plastic from around the outer edges, being careful not to cut the ragged edges of the 'lace' and then I submerged the piece in cool water to dissolve the plastic. The wet piece was then draped over a bowl and left to dry.
It's a nice decorative piece, but I'm thinking that I may look around for some inexpensive class bowls so that the next one I do is lined with glass so it could actually but used as a candy dish or something similar. The trick is to find the size and shape of clear glass bowl so that you can still see the lace. Another thought might be to look for a coloured glass that would still be transparent but had a complimentary colour to highlight the lace.