DIY: Lace Rosettes
Hello fabulous readers of Pizzazzerie! Kristi here from Luna and Chloe Weddings. Last week I did a post on my blog where I used black lace for a variety of projects. One of those projects were these black lace rosettes…
- Lace at least 10 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide (if you go much wider then you have to change the way they are made)
- Emboidery thread in the same color as the lace (I used two small strands from one piece, as I wanted it stronger than thread)
- An embroidery needle
The above lace ribbon is longer than 10 inches, but I wanted to show you that this lace has a definite curve to it. Make sure that you use the curve to your advantage! Here are the step-by-step how to’s:
- Tie a thick knot at the end of your thread, and thread through the end of the lace ribbon.
- Weave the needle in and out of the lace ribbon about every 1/4 inch.
- Pull thread through, and continue weaving in and out.
- At about 5 inches, straighten out the lace ribbon to make sure all the thread is pulled through and the ribbon lays flat.
- Start pushing down the lace ribbon while pulling the thread tight – this will form the rosette. This is also a good spot to gauge how much more weaving, if any, you might have to do.
- If it is needed, continue weaving the needle and thread in and out of the lace ribbon.
- Once the circle is complete, lay it down and figure out where you want the ends to meet. Be sure to line up the ends here.
- Once you decide on an ending point, thread the needle through both layers of lace ribbon a couple times to join them together.
- Trim off the excess ribbon.
- Finish the rosette with a knot in back.