This detail is a section of embroidered lace.
Stitches used here are fly stitch, French knot, and Oyster stitch.
A hand dyed silk which is about the same weight and thickness and perle 8 purchased in bulk from a weavers supplier and hand dyed by me.
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This lace covers a seam which is between piece 6 and pieces 1, 2, and 5. The foundation fabric and piece diagram used have been discussed when I introduced block 2.
Type of lace:
The lace is a nylon lace which I dyed.
Procion cold water dyes for the silk threads. Disperse dyes (also known as transfer dyes) on the synthetic lace
What is the back story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.