Wednesday, 31 August 2011

A Little Lacey Lesson.

  After my wonderful visit to Second Hand Rose and saw their beautiful handmade vintage lace display i decided to have little play with some of my own vintage lace collection.

So here it is, 
A Little Lacey Lesson.

You will Need
 1 Vintage handmade lace dolie.
 An embroidery hoop of fit.
Sharp 4B or 5B pencil
Six strand embroidery thread (The colour of your choice).
An embroidery needle.
Embroidery scissors.
An iron.
Scraps of vintage fabric to decorate.

To start you will need to make sure your give your piece of vintage lace a good press with a steam iron on a moderate hot heat.

Pop you piece of vintage lace into the embroidery hoop and you are ready to start.

Choose a saying, quote or just a few nice words to embroider onto you piece of lacey art work and draw the design on lightly in a sharp soft 4B or 5B pencil.
I find it easier to follow a gentle pencil line with doing my hand embroideries. But if you think you can do without please feel free.

Using back stitch, and the embroidery thread of your choice embroider the words into your lace doily.

Once you have finished this, you think about decorating with a small amount of vintage fabric.
I like to be in keeping with my words, so i chose to do a heart.

I used a cross stitch to applique my heart to the doily, but you can use any hand embroidery stitch you feel that fits in with your theme.

Take your art work out of the embroidery hoop and again give it a good press with a steam iron on a moderate heat.

Once finished hang in your required place for yourself and other to admire.

footnote: Thank you to the lovely Second Hand Rose for all your lovely lacey inspiration


  1. This turned out very nice--great tutorial! Thanks for linking this post up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  2. Hi! I'm a new follower :) This is a lovely tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing! Now I have another project for all of my doilies :)


  3. your blog is darling. i want to follow but can't find the follow button!
    in the mean time, i am adding your etsy shop to my favorites.
    seriously, i love when i see darling blogs like this. the simplicity is beautiful! so inspiring.

  4. very precious. i love the sweet vintage feeling! I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. I also have an awesome digital scrapbooking giveaway going on. If you're interested it's

  5. Hello everyone, i am overwhelmed by your kind words of encouragement, thank you so much.

    Lauryn- There should be a "follow button at the very top left hand side of the screen. If still cant find this please let me know.

    raising4princesses- I looked and could not find your party, but keep in touch and if you have a party button let me know and i will add it to my new "linky party" page.

    I am so glad you all enjoyed it.

  6. It's cute. I like hand embroidery and I like your style!