Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Last Friday I was the featured artist at  the Windowbox Boutique in Stafford Springs CT.  On the  second Friday of each month the main street is alive with people.  The local theater had the doors wide open and had a live jazz band playing.  The shops were open and many featured artists of one type or another and had goodies to munch on.   It was a great time.  I did demo's and had my quilt on display and made some flowers to sell.

Great time!!

My newest adventure!!
 Ever since I found this book on Lier Lace, which is made using a tambour hook, I have been intrigued with it.  I found a website http://www.liersekant.be/lierlace.htm left several messages but got no reply.  

Several weeks ago I got an e-mail from a follower in Germany looking for some information and in our correspondence she mentioned another teacher of  Lier and gave me her website.
The teachers name is Fie van Dyk and has a website
 lierse-kant.com.   I ordered the books with of course the English translation and threads and tulle.
It took me all day Saturday to figure out how to mount the tulle so it was square.  The sampler below is the suggested  piece for the introduction to Lier Lace.
One chain stitch in every "!@#***" hole!
Perhaps my biggest lesson is that all tulle is not created equal.  I have attempted to embroider on Joanne's Fabrics cheep tulle with a little success.  This is cotton tulle....what color can I dye it??? ... and is $80.00 a meter 


  1. Oh my goodness! It looks lovely but way too much work for me! But all well and good if you enjoy it:-)


  2. I have yet to do tambour work to where it actually looks nice (practice makes perfect and I just don't practice!) but yours is lovely. I hyperventilated a little at the cost of that fabric but I have to say that it really does make for some nice even stitches. I hope you post more about your tambour work. :)

  3. I have the book(translated in french) too and tried by myself but it was a disaster... Because of you I may try again!!! and let you know

  4. Oh I am over-the-moon thrilled that you're figuring out how to work on tulle!! Many of the antique pieces I own that are hooked are on tulle so I've always wondered how it was done. Thanks for always creating something inspiring and beautiful. I'm so glad I know you and that you share your creativity with the world. It makes my day and I learn so much from you.