Tools and Kits
There are really few requirements for needle lace. It can be said that all you need is a needle, thread and some support fabric, however, we all love special tools.
Traditionally ladies worked needle lace on a roll pillow. Many do so today. We sell a pillow with a support stand. The pillow is covered in fabric, either navy blue or green and measures 9 inches long.
Beginner’s starter pack £8.00
The Guild of Needle Laces Basic Instruction Book
Calico, sticky backed plastic, thread, needles
A needle Lace pillow Box. The has a shallow box with a half pillow on top. The beauty of this is that you can store all your equipment in the box, especially useful if you are attending needle lace classes.
.We have various woods, Contact us to see what we have on the day you consider ordering.
Pillow tops are in a variety of colours again contact us for details.
Pin your support fabric onto the centre of your pillow. The exact position depends on how you like to work. Pin it over the top at first, then you can move it to how you find best to work. I sit with my pillow on my lap but others like to sit at a table. Take the lifting stick in your set and slide it between the support fabric and the pillow. This will help you to make your stitches. Put it where you are going to begin. The lifting stick will lift the area where you will stitch slightly away from the pillow.
Petite 7cm x 8mm £5.00
Small 10.5cm x9mm £6.00
Medium 14cm x 12mm £7.00
Large 13cm x 15mm £8.00
Now we have added very small and very large to the range.
The extra large size was designed for a customer who uses an embellisher.
She makes the couronnes using fabrics to wind round and then stitched buttonhole stitch loosely round.
These couronnes were then dyed.
They were then attached to her fabric which was embellished.
Maybe you can think of other ideas?
HALF CONE STICKS
Large - 45mm x 13mm
Dumpy - 28mm x 12mm
Medium - 32mm x 10mm
Stumpy - 18mm x 12mm
Tiny - 17mm x 7mm
See SETS for special offer of half cone sticks