Chicken Egg Stand - Pattern & Tutorial for Wire Lace : Step-by-Step Instruction, 16 pages with 42 detail photos PDF Instant Download -

Chicken Egg Stand - Pattern & Tutorial for Wire Lace : Step-by-Step Instruction, 16 pages with 42 detail photos PDF Instant Download -

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Having worked with wire and taught wire lace workshops for more than twenty-five years, I understand the challenges posed by wire medium to lacemakers who are used to working with threads. ANIMALS SERIES of the New School of Lace Patterns & Tutorials for Wire Lace present a collection of whimsical designs from animal kingdom. The projects are simple, and provided instruction with diagrams, photographs and thorough descriptions make it easy to enjoy the creative process. These little lace creatures come alive to add charm, colour and sparkle to special festive occasions, in form of decoration or wearable art.

Pattern #11: CHICKEN EGG STAND is popular not only for spring celebrations, but the egg holder can be used as decoration all year around. It is one of those charming little gifts that bring about big smiles.


REQUIRED WIRE LACE SKILLS :
• Plaits, Windmills (see Pattern & Tutorial B001 - Flower Earrings)
• Half Stitch (see Pattern & Tutorial B002 - Half Stitch Leaf)
• Leaf Tallies, Triangle Tally, Sewings (see Pattern & Tutorial B003 - Seedlings)
• Basic skills of handling wire (see “Wire Lacework: Lenka’s Introduction to Bobbin Lace in Wire”)
Safety rules for working with wire are included with this pattern. Please read before you start working.

REQUIRED WIRE LACE TOOLS :
• minimum of 5 pairs of special wire lace bobbins (Lenka’s Medium Bobbins for Wire Lace recommended)
• lacemaking pillow: small to medium round pillow is recommended; other
pillows can be used as well, because wire lace can be easily moved on the pillow, if necessary
• long dressmakers steel pins: size 32 mm [1 1/4 inch] are recommended
• crochet hook size 1.15 mm (11-12 or similar, able to catch and hold two wires at once)

REQUIRED TOOLS FOR FINISHING :
• fine wire cutters
• sewing needle (ideally with an eye that is large enough to accommodate two wires, but small enough
to fit through the bead hole)

REQUIRED MATERIALS :

* Copper wire size 0.2 mm (AWG 32) in two colours
* Colour A - 40 meters (44 yd)
* Colour B - 3 meters (3.5 yd)
* 1 round glass beads 6 mm

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Wire has an enormous potential in the field of lace, and this manual offers to equip lacemakers with practical skills for wire work. It encourages lacemakers to try and explore handmade bobbin lace in wire, and find their own creative expression in it. The more lacemakers embrace the wire medium, the faster it will grow and evolve into a unique lace art form.

Happy learning and lacemaking!

ABOUT INSTANT DOWNLOAD
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Upon purchasing this item you will receive a DOWNLOAD LINK to retrieve your new file. Please note that you will not receive a printed copy of the pattern or any products in the mail.
Reading any "New School of Lace Pattern & Tutorial for Wire Lace" on an electronic reading device will allow you to enlarge the photos for a close-up viewing. You can also print a copy for your reference.

ABOUT COPYRIGHT
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Copyright©Lenka Suchanek 2018. All rights reserved.
This manual may be printed for the personal use of the purchaser only. You may not in any form reproduce or distribute this manual in part or in whole through any venue, electronic, mechanical or otherwise without the written authorization of the author.

LACE DESIGNER'S APPEAL
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During the last hundred years, when hobbyists inherited a wealth of lacemaking patterns from then defunct lace industry, lacemakers became accustomed to a free pattern sharing. It has worked well for many, encouraged people to learn and helped to save the handmade lace craft from a total decline.
With so many patterns in public domain, there is an expectation that all patterns should be free. So why is the copyright making it illegal to copy this material and give to a friend? It’s because the copyright protects rights of contemporary, living designers, to fair compensation for their work. Designing new, original patterns requires knowledge, experience, creativity, and as every lacemaker knows, a lot of time. So much, actually, that applying our current cost and labour calculations would make the patterns prohibitively expensive. The prices are therefore set at a lower range and as a result, majority of lace designers work for far less than a minimum wage, regardless of their skill and dedication. They do it for the love of lace, for the love of craft, for the love of sharing their inspiration that speaks through lace. Because profit is not a priority, this fact is often not mentioned, and the problem is not addressed. In the age of internet, when many people search for free patterns online, it is easy to take advantage of designers’ work. Only awareness through education can facilitate a positive change.
Every lacemaker’s choice makes a difference in the survival of the craft. Purchasing the copyrighted materials is an important step forward, and sets an example of a responsible attitude that values a sustainable communal practice above self-centered interest. If everybody contributes even a little bit, together we can build an ethical lace world that offers a fair chance to all current and future artists and designers. Only then we will be able to say that we truly kept this beautiful craft alive for the next generation. Please do your share!

ABOUT NEW SCHOOL OF LACE
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New School of Lace was established in 2014 in a community of Ocean Park, in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Main goal of the school is to promote interest in traditional craft of handmade lace through teaching, lecturing and exhibiting lace art. The word ‘new’ in the school’s name refers not only to an event of spreading the original European craft to the New World, but also points to a unique potential of handmade lace to evolve and find many new creative expressions.

New School of Lace https://lenkas.com/new-school-of-lace/

School’s founder Lenka Suchanek, a lacemaker, lace artist and lace instructor, has devoted more than thirty years to preserving fine craft of handmade lace and is passionate about keeping lacemaking alive in families and communities for generations to come. She envisions fine craft of lace as a valuable addition to balanced, creative lives of modern people, who will carry on the Renaissance ideals of beauty and harmony, inherent in the delicate lace weave.
Lenka’s Way of Lace https://lenkas.com

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