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This is a pretty set of freestanding lace Winter Angel ornament designs done in white, gold and silver or any colour you choose. They would be beautiful in metallic threads. These come with the ornament hanger as well as without so you can use them with any other projects other than ornaments. They would be beautiful on a winter quilt.
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 area’s 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 from my instant hot (190 degrees) 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” to keep them stiff. Iron the dry ornaments between 2 pieces of printer paper with a hot iron so that they lay perfectly flat. (I use the paper to prevent any sticking on my iron plate.)
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.
See last photo for an example of how several of our sets combined look stitched out and hung on our tree.
See PDF below for sizes.