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Jane Ashby
used 24 pairs wound with Madeira Tanne 30 to work Jenny Hester's pattern No 35
( Interlocking Vís UFO)






Liz Watkinson

Torcheon cat, a pattern from a past edition of the Lace Guild Magazine, is worked in
De Haviland 'silk' (not an ideal thread when you do as much un-lacing as I do) but I love the colours and finish.










The sampler below was also from a past edition of the Lace Guild magazine, worked in Finca 30,
I have yet to mount it. It is the first piece of work I managed to start myself and work virtually unaided.






Jane Ashby

This was made from a German kit, from Roseground Supplies.The lace itself was fairly simple, but attaching it to the wooden frame with invisible thread proved more of challenge.






Also this wedding horseshoe pattern from Christine Springett. Worked in DMC Fil a Dentelle and Presencia gold threads with clusters of 4 seed beads





Jean Short
This Torchon handerchief edging is worked with 34 pairs of cotton DMC 40.
The pattern was provided by teacher Roz Snowden whilst attending her class at the
Adult Education Centre in Tonbridge.
I did not want a handerchief that would be tucked away in a drawer, so I mounted it around a picture worked from Form-A-Lines Elegant Hats Kit by Card Inspirations.

Sue Piccioni
Designed and worked this beautiful picture of Monte Bridge for the OIDFA 2012 competition. The full story of it's creation is on the Newsletter page.

Margret Holmes
Having been making lace for about 3 years I wanted to have a go at raised tallies. As usual, for me, I had to choose a pattern without instructions! Luckily I had a great tutor in Dorothy Harding. The piece is near perfect and, mainly at evening classes, took about 2 years to complete.

Margaret Holmes
Unable to find exactly what I wanted in the shops, I toyed with the idea of making a handbag (not my first foray into this craft). In 2011 the Womens Institute launched a Silver Salver competition To Make A Handbag. Fortunately the dimentions and criteria suited my project so I decided to have a go. The deadline being February 2012, the judging being finalised in April 2013. I used used a garter pattern for the beaded lace decoration.

Jan Honess
The Angel pattern is from LouWoo Designs. Worked in Finca 30 with a 12mm crystal bead for the head and small crystal beads incorporated in the skirt. I enjoyed the pattern so much I took orders from the family and made sufficient for this display.

Daphne Grounds
and Jan Honess
Both worked this Biggins pattern sharing the coloured threads. It is worked in Finca 30.


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