We have started a new section in our newsletter called "What's Up?". It is a way to show off the projects our members are currently working on.
This is what Heather G. is working on.
What’s up? Well, I am working on a fan from Carolina de la Guardia’s book, Spanish Braid Lace “Witch Stitch”, Special Fan Patterns. It is one of only 4 books I know of on Hinojosa lace, of which Carolina de la Guardia has written three.
I am using cotton sewing thread and two strands of silver metallic embroidery thread, for this project. The sewing thread seems to be a bit large a thread for this pattern, so I threw out a few pairs and it seems to be working fine-so far. The thread is a teal green with the metallic at each end. The pattern calls for only 10 pairs of bobbins, so I hope it will go fast.
I am new at Hinojosa lace, so this is a bit of a learning experience. Already I have many mistakes, but I plan to continue on. Hopefully I will learn as I go.