Thu 22 Oct 2009
I believe it is Hungarian style tape lace. Not sure. It is a pattern out of Doris Southard’s book “Lessons In Bobbin Lacemaking”. I started this AGES ago and only had one corner and inside corner done. There it sat like that for years. Until now. I found this raw unbleached linen thread that I wanted to try and picked this pattern. The raw linen proves to be a challenge more than the lace. It has nubs and imperfections and will occasionally break. Yet it is a strong thread. When I get it done I can tell that it will be a crisp doily. I will probably want to mangle it to make the linen thread shine.