Making lace with wrapped frames and paper.
For the first experiment with this technique I use a a grid of white wool and then machine stitch dover it using the patterns I'd recorded for the dragon as inspiration.
The next one was worked with a grid of stranded embroidery thread which was woven with strips of silk organza and then machine embroidered with more patterns taken from the dragon.
And the third one was created with a grid of fine perlé cotton which was then woven and knotted with strips of nylon sheer.
All the above samples were created on a frame which was then removed after the stitching was compete.
The next sample was worked on a frame wrapped with hand dyed string which was then wrapped with a grid of silver yarn. Nylon sheer strips were woven into the grid and small pieces of silk organza were applied with French knots.
A base of detached buttonhole stitch was created over a frame with strips of nylon sheer which formed a base for some surface embroidery using the vintage bedspread for inspiration.
The next set of samples are completed using paper pulp and thread, with reference to the design research for this chapter.