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This is a Christmas Tree worked in Carrickmacross and this pattern has been in my ideas box for several years. Two frames like this have been in my stash for even longer. Feeling a Carrickmacross mood coming on, I put both together. Cotton organdie on veiling net with silver thread couched over the top and a few star filling stitches into the net, once the organdie area was cut away.

Needle lace ducks which are adapted from an outline drawing in one of the needle lace books. My road is called The Pintails and this picture seemed suitable.


The design of this was based on the silver backing plate. The layers of embroidery include Carrickmacross, net on net, Limerick lace stitches and shadow work incorporating angelina  fibre.




Carrickmacross stitch sampler
The design was based on a paper cut using rotational symmetry. Organdie is couched onto cotton net, which is cut away to give areas for needlerun net stitches. The edging is traditional


Primrose bowl
The bowl was made using net off cuts and PVA glue.(similar to papier mâché. The flowers were embroidered on dyed cotton net using Limerick techniques. The leaves were worked with organza on dyed cotton net using Carrickmacross techniques.

Creative canvas work sampler
This is a detail from a panel worked on a course with Pam Watts. The canvas was sprayed silver, a diagonal zigzag was couched across as a design starter. The background was filled with a variety of canvas work stitches. As the colour scheme was silver, white, pearl, greys black, it is called lightning and frost.


Rhythmic gymnast.  
This piece was worked for The Lace Guild competition "Movement". It has 2 layers. The back layer was worked in cobweb stitch to give the impression of movement. The foreground shows a rhythmic gymnast worked in white using Limerick heavy darn.
Creative canvas work
This piece was made to show other members of North Kent Branch that I do work in colour, as most of my pieces are in monochrome, black and white. The canvas was painted and the flowers separately stitched on. Various stitches were used. Some areas of the background were left up worked.
This is a Blackwork Sampler that Sue did and it shows the many varieties of lace!