Saturday, June 25, 2011
Tutorial - Anglaise Pretties
Here's what you'll need
Needle and thread
Mini paper rose or flower center of your choice
Step One: Cut a 8" piece of anglaise lace (if your lace is wider than 1.8" you may need a longer piece. If you're not sure cut your piece about 10" long and shorten it if necessary. Cut three strips of tulle the same length as your anglaise and about 1.25" wide.
Step Three: I was working on several of these at the same time and somehow I went from photgraphing the lavender one to the aqua marine one half way through my tutorial. My apologies. For this step, you layer all four pieces together with the anglaise at the bottom and then the three layers of tulle over that. Using a simple running stitch, stitch the entire length of lace going through all four layers.
Step Four: When you get to the end, hold each end of the thread and pull to gather your lace together forming a circle as shown above. Tie a knot to keep your flower in place.
Step Five: Seperate and fluff up the tulle like a ballerina tutu.
These will make the perfect embellishment for any girly layout or can even be used on a card. You can make a variety of colours with a single piece of white anglaise lace and some tulle. Be creative and make mix and match some bold colours. Depending on your misting colours these can be adapted to any holiday season too. I'd love to try some orange and black or purple for halloween, wouldn't those be fun.