Added Aug 11, 2011
You're going to use a machine embroidery technique called cording where you load a thicker thread in the underneath of your machine, and sew the work UPSIDE DOWN.
So: wind some perle thread onto your bobbin - it's too thick to feed through the top tension mechanism. You may have to bypass the tension screw on your bobbin case when you load it, and adjust your top tension. Experiment first on a scrap of heavy film: you want the thick thread to lie flat and the fine thread to whip over it - as if you had couched it down by hand.
When you're happy it's all adjusted correctly, turn your lace upside down (lucky it's so see through!) and stitch around the outline of the motifs. Work loops along the edge, making sure the stitching line goes into the lace at regular intervals to hold it down.
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