tree challenge

May 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm | Posted in English | 9 Comments
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for seasons trees

Made these trees years ago, pattern by Lenka Suchanek


chestnuts for autumn and blossoms for spring

I never got around to frame the four trees and show them prominently. This week I found a nice 3D idea between glass sheets by Mechel Ensing. The challenge: How to overcome the thick trunks and weight of the eight sheets of glass. Any ideas?

The pattern was originally published in 1983 by Lenka Suchanek for personal use. Teativität shows how Lenka instructed to do the trunk. Some tend to attach the fringes later. Whatever method you choose, don’t use an edge pair on the inside: It creates an even stiffer less natural result.

The images below link to other shapes of the tree and my variant of the instructions with specified lengths to use left overs.

with instructions for leftovers slim variant with rounded top slimmer shape with a corner at the top



October 15, 2011 at 8:54 am | Posted in English | 2 Comments
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In a discussion how to attract younger generations to lace making Katelyn wrote: “teach design along with the lace making itself. No young person I know would be satisfied just knowing how to follow existing patterns, or recreating old lace. Teach what’s needed to modify, combine, and create new patterns, and we will.”

To illustrate modifying, I got inspired by an ancient piece of Torchon posted the other day by Nathalie. I isolated two fragments. Wouldn’t these motives be nice pendants? Replace at least the gimp with wire.

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