THE RIGHT TOOLS for POINT LACE
When it comes to doing any type of craftsmanship, no matter if it’s art, sewing, crochet, knitting, point lace of course and so much more…If I forgot your craft, please comment below what you are doing! Thanks for sharing.
It is very important, that you start with the top quality tools. If you ask yourself how to even start… It’s all about trying products outs. So, if you sew, good-quality needles are a must….. You get my point!
But let’s talk about Point Lace…… The tools that you need to start point lace are simple!
A good quality fabric, like plain light color cotton or calico. I prefer calico, due to the fact that it’s stronger and more durable… Another important tool is good carbon paper, so you can apply your print pattern to the fabric and start the pattern going, etc…
So let’s create a simple basic list!
- fabric ( plain cotton/linen no design )
- plain white vinegar /hot water
- two good quality crochet hooks. ( one hook to create lace cord and one hook to create bullions!) Brands: Tulip/ Clover, fine lace, JMRA, VIntage hooks!
- embroidery hoop optional!
- carbon paper ( blue or black) tracing pen and paper.
- sewing needle and tapestry needle ( sizes: 24/26/28…)
- good quality thread (cotton/organic) Brands: Romanofir, Anchor, etc…
- embroidery scissors ( flat pointy or slightly curved up)
- sewing thread in contrast to the cord color
- iron to dry the pattern quickly
- A lot of LOVE for Lace!
Now, that you have a little list ready, it’s time to start a lace piece!
Are you ready?