Question by  James10 (29)

How can I make lace?

I would like to make a lace overlay for a dress.


Answer by  philg1961 (347)

Lace is usually either tatted or crocheted. At your local craft shop, you can find instruction books for both methods amnd the supplies that you will need. The advantage of making your own lace is the option to choose the material. Linen lace looks different from silk lace. If you have the time, the result is worth the effort.


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

Making lace is a very complicated and difficult process where you kind of weave threads around on pins. I would start with something a little less ambitious like a cuff or a collar for a dress.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

You can buy lace or learn how to crochet and make your own lace. Handmade lace is beautiful. If you know someone who crochets you might ask them to help.


Answer by  abecedairy (83)

Lace can be knit, crocheted, or worked on a lace bobbin. Bobbin lace is very time consuming and takes a lot of practice. If you are not already an intermediate-level knitter, I'd stick to crochet lace as the easiest to learn and fastest to do. There are many free patterns and tutorials available online.


Answer by  SallyJ (1010)

Making your own traditional lace by hand is very time-consuming. A good alternative might be a lacy crochet pattern or lace fabric.


Answer by  DanielleG (219)

lace is made by a process called tatting. There are several kinds of tatting, each with their own kind of supplies. The actual process has similarities to crocheting and needle work, but it much more delicate and intricate. You may want try to find classes, a book or an instructional video as the craft can be difficult to learn


Answer by  sharonmanning85yahoocom (43)

try using old curtins. You can pick some up at a building 19 for practically nothing. other wise its a long and difficult process.


Answer by  nupsmommy (375)

If you want to make lace, then be prepared for a lot of purchasing of materials and spending a lot of time working on it. Making lace is not cheap or quick, so you may be better off just purchasing it already made.

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