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This is a pretty set of lace dog ornament designs done in white, gold and silver or any colour you choose. They would be beautiful in Metallic threads. These come with the 15 dog ornaments done in two different designs each.
To sew out lace ornaments I use 2 layers of wash-away stabilizer and let dry completely, then trim excess threads away. (If you like you can also add a layer of bridal tulle with the stabilizer to give the open areas a bit of a background and keep any loose stitches together. I have done them both ways and like them both ways.) With the tulle background the wash-away stabilizer leaves a bit of a sparkle.
They should be fairly stiff, just right for ornaments on the tree. I use a Pyrex pie plate and dip them in hot water for a few seconds then flip them with a fork, and then place on a terry t-towel, lay flat to dry. You don’t want to leave them in the hot water for a long time as you need some of the “wash-away stabilizer” left in to keep them stiff. Iron the dry ornaments between 2 pieces of printer paper with a hot iron so that they lay perfectly flat.
If I need them faster, I use a shoe rack that sits in my dryer, place them flat on the rack, turn the dryer on medium for about 10 minutes and they are ready to iron. Iron flat between 2 pieces of printer paper.
If you like things more sparkly you can use a glue stick and sprinkle glitter on them or if you are ambitious you can glue tiny Rochelle beads on them to give them some sparkle when the lights hit them. When I place them on the tree, I try to put them in front of one of the tree lights, so they reflect the lights.
If you are not using them for tree ornaments using regular embroidery on a quilt or napkins, tablecloths, or articles of clothing as well as any other project you choose, you can use cut-a-way stabilizer. If sewing on towels use the wash-away and wash the towels when finished in a hot wash as you don’t want any of the stabilizer left in, you want the pattern to be soft.
These each fit the 4x4 hoop. If you have larger hoops and a built-in camera in your machine you can place several in one hoop and let the camera find them, so you are not continuously re-hooping. I have a baby lock 10 thread, so I lay out 8 at a time.
If you have any questions write me at firstname.lastname@example.org - Merry Christmas, Beryl.
See last photo for an example of how several of our sets combined look stitched out and hung on our tree.
See photos for sizes.