by lidiad ( edited 27 Mar 2017 ) 20 Mar 2017

I saw this small free-standing lace design and wanted to know if I could make a doily with it. In my software, I have duplicated it six times and rotated in a circle in one go, and am thrilled with the result. The design is called Old Lace Small and is part of the Designer Lace Collection from Sue Box.

Hugs, Lidia

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by cooperal 05 Jul 2017

Lidia, this is another perfect project! We're on holidays and I miss being able to sit at my sewing machine; however, with my laptop I can play around with some of my designs and hope to stitch them out when I get home next week. I love making these doilies with Sue Box's designs and find that they travel well to leave as hostess gifts when we visit. I see by the comments you inspire many in this group. Thanks for sharing. Avis

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lidiad by lidiad 05 Jul 2017

Thank you, Avis, and enjoy your holidays!
Hugs, Lidia

cooperal by cooperal 06 Jul 2017

Thanks, Lidia. I've been meaning to ask you a question about overlap when you use these lace designs. Do you turn off the "Remove Overlap" feature or do you let the design stitch over top the portion that overlaps? I'm referring to what I have on my Pfaff 5D. Before I combine multiple designs I can go into Preferences and uncheck the Remove Overlap box so that when it comes to combining the designs it leaves all the stitches. With a lace design I'm a little hesitant to delete any part because it may not end up being FSL and will fall apart on me!!! Thanks for your patience in answering my many questions. Your designs have triggered a creative chord in me and one of these days I'm going to have to refill some of my thread!!! Avis

lidiad by lidiad 06 Jul 2017

The Remove Overlap feature in my 4D Embroidery Extra is always checked and removes some overlapping stitches, not all of them, and my FSL doilies never fall apart. I always check that that feature doesn't add thousands of stitches - it has happened a couple of times :-)
Hugs, Lidia

cooperal by cooperal 08 Jul 2017

Thanks for this information. We are in Prince George, BC right now and there are forest fires everywhere...we are on a provincial fire extreme alert...worst in 14 years. May be interesting finding which route to take home!! Avis

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by benhadjeba 05 Jul 2017

Travail d'artiste, je vous envie. Bravo et bon courage pour d'autres ouvrages. Vous nous comblez d'idées. Remerciements d'une Algérienne amoureuse de vos créations.

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lidiad by lidiad edited 05 Jul 2017

Thank you for your comment and welcome to Cute Embroidery :-)
I am not sure about the Algérienne amoureuse you are talking about. Could you give me more details?
Hugs, Lidia

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by Zinobia 27 Mar 2017

It's lovely. .But with slow speed it must have taken a long long time to embroider.

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lidiad by lidiad 31 Mar 2017

That's what works best with my machine, try it with your machine at a higher speed and see how it performs, may be your machine works better using higher speeds. Thanks for your comment.
Hugs, Lidia

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by sewdeb 27 Mar 2017

Gorgeous! Another winner!

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lidiad by lidiad 27 Mar 2017

Thank you!
Hugs, Lidia

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by Sewmum1 25 Mar 2017

It looks beautiful

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lidiad by lidiad 26 Mar 2017

Thank you.
Hugs, Lidia

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by stella1 25 Mar 2017

Very excellent stunning and so beautiful. Hugs Stella

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lidiad by lidiad 25 Mar 2017

Thank you, Stella.
Hugs, Lidia

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by sewchick 23 Mar 2017

very nice. I love sue box designs

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lidiad by lidiad 23 Mar 2017

Thank you and welcome to Cute Embroidery.
Hugs, Lidia

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by grossfamilie 23 Mar 2017

Really lovely - I love your romantic style. Perfect with the roses!
Thank you for sharing - Maria

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lidiad by lidiad 23 Mar 2017

Thank you, Maria.
Hugs, Lidia

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by pldc 23 Mar 2017

beautiful as always Lidia!~hugs~

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lidiad by lidiad 23 Mar 2017

Thank you, Loralye!
Hugs, Lidia

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by mooie24 22 Mar 2017

So very beautiful, love seeing your creations so inspiring thank you for sharing
big hugs from London xx

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lidiad by lidiad edited 23 Mar 2017

Thank you :-)
Big hugs, Lidia

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by robertahilde 21 Mar 2017

Beautiful.... as always!
Compliment and hugs, Roberta

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you, Roberta.
Hugs, Lidia

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by mops Moderator 21 Mar 2017

It looks fabulous! I am always abbit afraid the overlap will cause prblems - too dense, eespecially with FS, stabiliser will tear, etc - but you seem to get it right each time.

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you, Martine. To help getting it right, I use 3 layers of water-soluble Vilene, use a 75/11 needle and the speed is the second lowest in my machine.
Hugs, Lidia

EBD108 by EBD108 21 Mar 2017

Always wondered how you did it! Thanks!

lidiad by lidiad 23 Mar 2017

Thank you, EBD. If you have any questions, just ask :)
Hugs, Lidia

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by dianascrafts5 21 Mar 2017

I goofed and added my comment to the very first person's! Sorry for the confusion ! I am repeating my comments here.

This is so lovely!! I saw it on Suebox's site and wondered how you did it. Can I ask if you stiched each FSL panel separately and then attached them to the main fabric? I am confused because you say you rotated the design 6 times in your software which suggests you sewed the designs directly onto the fabric in the hoop. Obviously I have never done a doily like this but am inspired by your work to try one. I just don't know how to begin. I love all of the doilies that you make!

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mops by mops edited 21 Mar 2017

The big advantage of rotating it in the. software is the perfect placement. Many software programs have a function to multiply and rotate in one go, called Encore, Auto-repeat or something similar. You play with it till you are happy with the result. That can take quite some time as there are so many options to consider. You need a large hoop to stitch it out, but there won't be any guesswork.

lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you for your comment, Diana.
I have used my software as Mops has explained. Also in my software, I have created inner contour stitches to attach the fabric in the centre to the water-soluble Vilene, trimmed the excess fabric, then stitched the lace design out.
Hugs, Lidia

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by lbrow 20 Mar 2017

Fabulous! Looks like a beautiful antique/Lillian

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you, Lillian! Free-standing lace is so versatile and it's fun to try and see what we can do with every design.
Hugs, Lidia

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by shirley124 20 Mar 2017

Brilliant work. Hugs

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you, Shirley.
Hugs, Lidia

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by sandralane 20 Mar 2017

Very professional, perfect work. You are so clever with the doilies you do, you are an expert at this work. Sandra.

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you, Sandra :-)
Hugs, Lidia

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by pennifold 20 Mar 2017

S T U N N I N G!!!! You are a master/mistress of this style of embroidery Lidia. Love Chris

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Love when you shout at me.... lol :)
Thank you, Chris.
Hugs, Lidia

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by Barbaric 20 Mar 2017

stunning

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you, Barb :)
Hugs, Lidia

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by gerryvb 20 Mar 2017

it's beautiful !!

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you, Gerry!!
Hugs, Lidia

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by sewgreat 20 Mar 2017

Good job! I love it !

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you :)
Hugs, Lidia

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by sonjapotgieter 20 Mar 2017

Beautiful!!!Great work and design...

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you, Sonja :-)
Hugs, Lidia

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by bemara 20 Mar 2017

Hi Lidia, it looks excellent, hugs Maria :-)

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you, Maria :-)
Hugs, Lidia

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by basketkase 20 Mar 2017

Gorgeous!

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you, Vicki!
Hugs, Lidia

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by marfa 20 Mar 2017

soooo.. lovely

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you :)
Hugs, Lidia

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by stork 20 Mar 2017

Gorgeous!!!! Love this.....you inspire me with all your projects.

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you!!!!
Hugs, Lidia

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by noah 20 Mar 2017

Oh Lidia you do such great work hugs

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you, Carolyn :)
Hugs, Lidia

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by lilylady 20 Mar 2017

Beautiful Again!

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you again! :)
Hugs, Lidia

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by sdrise 20 Mar 2017

Beautiful!!

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lidiad by lidiad 21 Mar 2017

Thank you!!!
Hugs, Lidia

dianascrafts5 by dianascrafts5 21 Mar 2017

This is so lovely!! I saw it on Suebox's site and wondered how you did it. Can I ask if you stiched each FSL panel separately and then attached them to the main fabric? I am confused because you say you rotated the design 6 times in your software which suggests you sewed the designs directly onto the fabric in the hoop. Obviously I have never done a doily like this but am inspired by your work to try one. I just don't know how to begin. I love all of the doilies that you make!

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