Jenny Brandis' Handcrafts


My Torchon Stage 1
Proficiency Folio


Proficencies 006

ITEM # 06  
Description: Rectangle, dusty pink
Source: same as item 1
Thread: DMC tatting 40 - dusty pink - 29wpc
Bobbin#: 12 pairs (24)
Stitches: Footside, simple spiders, torchon ground, half stitch fans
Joined by magic thread

Proficencies 007

ITEM # 07  
Description: Entwined trails
Source: Introduction to Bobbin Lacemaking
by Rosemary Shepherd
Thread: unknown brand of linen - mustard - 24wpc
Bobbin#: 20 pairs (40)
Stitches: Footside, torchon ground, half stitch broken trails, cloth stitch broken trails, directional change #1 and simple spiders
 

Proficencies 008

ITEM #08 Marked - unsatisfactory cloth stitch
Description: Wide geometric edging
Source: variation on Heirloom Torchon Tablecloth - Shadow by Ann Moore
Thread: Finca 50 - ecru - 34wpc
Bobbin#: 67 pairs (134)
Stitches: Footside, torchon ground, half stitch trail, directional change #1, roseground, 8 pin haloed spiders, cloth stitch trail, cloth stitch block, simple spiders and fistail fans.
  Over 40 hours and made 15 months after beginnning lace making.

Proficencies 009

ITEM #09  
Description: Pink bookmark
Source: Table runner by Helena Orava of Finland
Lace Express Vol 2 2001 page 9
Thread: Gutermann Quilting cotton - pink #2538 - 28wpc
Bobbin#: 28 pairs (56)
Stitches: Half stitch trail, directional change #4, compound spiders, fan
  Shortened and resized the grid to 1/10 inch diag

Proficencies 010

ITEM #10  
Description: Owl eyes
Source: Own design in 1/10 inch diagonal
Thread: Finca 30 - light blue - 27wpc
Bobbin#: 20 pairs (40)
Stitches: Little crown fan, simple spider and 4 pin cloth stitch block with eye
  My first original design that worked :-)

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