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Make carrickmacross-style lace on your sewing machine using soluble film and free embroidery techniques.

Technique Materials

Water soluble film in two weights, heavy and light; fine net or bridal veiling, lace strips to cut motifs from, machine embroidery thread, perle thread for the gimp effect.

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    Aug 30, 2011, 08.41 PMby broderer

    If you don’t lower the feed dogs the feed teeth will push the fabric along, and prevent you from moving it freely. You will get straight lines. Don’t be afraid to lower the feed dogs (or maybe you have a plate for your machine). Just remember when free-machining that if you run the machine too slow for the speed you are moving the fabric, you’ll break the needle. Run the machine faster and move the work around more slowly. practise on a bit of calico (or muslin in the US?) stretched tight in an embroidery hoop!

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    Aug 16, 2011, 08.40 AMby cappucine

    This techniques is good to restore spoil laces Thank you

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    Aug 13, 2011, 02.15 PMby norah

    This is just brilliant – I do machine embroidery and often mke free standing lace but I have never used this technique. One question – in stage 4 you suggest using free embroidering to attach the lace . Could it be done by normal sewing i.e. without lowering the feed dogs ? would that work ?

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