Point de Gaze style plastron and collar worked on 1983
Point de Gaze fan designed by Agnes Stevens. Ivory fan sticks made by John Brooker, lace worked in 1993
Ten years have passed since working the blouse and I have been practicing very hard!
The fan was worked in small components which were joined together as completed.
Only one more section to complete
The final section completed and joined
Working on the fan 1993
Dressing table set designed and worked 1994/1996
Mirror back with fillings completed and net ground half complete
Background net completed
Cordonette (top stitching) worked, along with tiny couronnes on net ground and flower.
Fancy fillings for flower centres worked. These are worked as late as possible to avoid becoming soiled with
Two sets of extra petals have been worked and applied.
The completed mirror back.
The brush back started in 1995
Brush back completed
Back for clothes brush started in 1996
Completed clothes brush - 3 years to work the complete set!
A sample from my book 'Needlelace Designs and Techniques Classic & Contemporary', first published by B T Batsford 1993
Another sample from my book
This piece was designed specifically for my trip to Australia in 2007 but only for the 'advanced' workers!
THE SNOW QUEEN - My biggest challenge so far, worked in 1996. I'm really beginning to get the hang of this now, having practised hard for 13 yearss at working the fine background net! "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day". (For detailed images of progression see 'THE SNOW QUEEN'
Framecraft cystal bowl worked in 1999.
'PARASOL FOR IRIS' - Six years from design process to completion in 2007. (For detailed images of progression see 'MY GALLERY'
One of two ovals designed for an invitation to teach Point de Rose in Bruges 2005
Second oval for Bruges with additional petal.
Grid filling No 1
Point de Gaze grid filling No 2
Californian Poppies worked 2010 (For more information/images see 'CALIFORNIAN POPPIES' & 'POPPY IMAGES'
3-Dimensional Butterfly designed and worked in 2012
Lace Guild 'Winifred Millar Challenge worked 2009/10 (See 'LACE GUILD CHALLENGE' for images and information).
Henley Bridge - My most recent project completed October 2012