How can it be Friday again? Nevertheless here we are joining in with Amy with another Five, hope your week has been Fab.
I know all you stitchers out there will appreciate all the hard work, time and wonderfulness employed in creating the five handmade masterpieces below. None of which have been made by me!
One - Filet Lace Tablecloth
One of the earliest forms of lace making following on from the production of fishing nets, filet lace instructions were included in the first pattern books, even as early as 1587. Mary Queen of Scots enjoyed making filet lace and was an accomplished needle woman. If you'd like to know more about the stitches, have a look at this website.
Two - Lace and Cross stitch
I love the colours of embroidery silks and the teeny, tiny cross stitches.
Three - Lace Edging
Worked on the edge of a white tablecloth, the lace makes it look extra special and makes the cloth hang nicely.
Four - Curtains
Here's a pair of hand made curtains, all hand knotted, must have taken ages.
Five - Embroidered Cloths
Fabulous colours on both, the second one is machine stitched.
Have a great week.