Jenny Brandis' Handcrafts


My Torchon Stage 1
Proficiency Folio


Proficency 001

ITEM #01  
Description: Pale pink rectangle
Source: same pricking for items 1,2,4,5 & 6
Thread: DMC Special Dentelle - pale pink - 30wpc
Bobbin#: 12 pairs (24)
Stitches: Footside, double ground, simple spider, cloth stitch fan with spoked stitch edge
Made in 7 hours, 1 month after starting to learn lace making

Proficencies 002

ITEM #02  
Description: White Rectangle
Source: same pricking for items 1,2,4,5 & 6
Thread: Finca 40 - white - 29wpc
Bobbin#: 12 pairs (24)
Stitches: Footside, simple spider, double ground, cloth stitch fan
joined with crochet hook, reef knot and cutting threads close to the knot

Proficencies 003

ITEM # 03 Marked - unsatifactory footsides
Description: Insert of staggered chevrons
Source: Pattern Design for Torchon Lace
by Jane Atkinson
Thread: DMC 30 - ecru - 32wpc
Bobbin#: 41 pairs (82)
Stitches: Footside with 2 passives, torchon ground, half stitch trail (wide) using directional change #1, simple spiders, cloth stitch chevrons
  9 months into making lace and I tackled this?

Proficencies 004

ITEM # 04  
Description: Rectangle - black with blue gimp
Source: same pricking for items 1,2,4,5 & 6
Thread: DMC tatting 40 - black - 29wpc
Perle cotton #5 - blue - 12wpc
Bobbin#: 12 pairs black, 1 pair gimp (26)
Stitches: Footside, torchon ground, cloth stitch blocks, half stitch fan with spoke stitch edge, gimp
  Made 12 months after starting lace making. took 5 hours.

Proficencies 005

ITEM # 05 Marked - Unsatisfactory
Description: Rectangle - blue
Source: same pricking for items 1,2,4,5 & 6
Thread: DMC tatting 40 - blue - 29wpc
Bobbin#: 12 pairs (24)
Stitches: Footside, torchon ground, cloth stitch blocks, half stitch blocks and cloth stitch with twist fans.
  Joined using magic loops.

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