When we think of needlelace we think of detached buttonhole and a handful of other stitches. Indeed, there are nineteen at my last count! This seems to be the same endless search as gold stitches from spot samplers. Every time you think you have figured out every last stitch, another one pops up! The creativity of the 17th century embroiderer was boundless!
The goal with all these stitches is texture and there are some great ones! Then when you add in the additional dimension that you could change colors or even stitches while working, you can get some amazing effects. So I thought I would give a preview of some of the stitches that will be covered in the Cabinet of Curiosities Part II Stumpwork course that is starting in March. These are all needlelace!