Baby's First Picots

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Today I had my sixth bobbin lace lesson at the Lace Museum, and today I was introduced to plaits and picots. It feels strange after four weeks of torchon to not be doing groundwork!

First plait and picot project.

It is fun to watch my technique get better as I work from top to bottom on a bookmark. I’m sure that as usual my second go-around will help shore up the things that I am slowly learning on my first run through.

This week, I was lucky enough to be working alongside a woman at the museum who was applying braids and picots to a much more advanced piece of lace. Hopefully it was a little peek into the future. :)

First plait and picot project - closeup.

For next week, I need some perle cotton, so it’s time for my first trip to my (closest) local needlework shop. Hopefully I’ll be able to control myself to just the perle cotton but I make no promises. Being surrounded by fiber! You know how it is. :)

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