Impish Angels To Copy

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I don’t expect anyone to exactly duplicate the design in COPY THIS.  The idea behind COPY THIS is to take ideas and concepts from imaginative vintage pieces and apply them to lace today.  

What can we take from teeter-tottering little angels?


Why not add something totally whimsical and maybe just downright silly to a classic traditional design?






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The depiction of the hair.  The little segments separated with the heavy gimp thread produce great little Shirley-Temple curly hairdos. And so simple!

The wings:  basically leaf-with-taps rib work.

A bit of half-stitch gives all kinds of definition to a design.  

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Note the forehead:  worked in half stitch

One leg in half-stitch, the other in whole or linen stitch adds depth.  

Little ribs for fingers and toes.

About the peculiar expression of the face, well what can I say…..would you trust this scoundrel to not flit away?



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Why not put an imp on a witch's broom instead of a teeter-totter?


The more fun the lacecraft is, the more lively it will remain, the more likely it will remain alive.


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Posted October 2013

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