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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Angel Lace Ornament

At Scrapbook Blessings Club, there is a special feature on Tuesday's:  Anything Goes with showcasing current projects, what you would like to make and today, I would love to show you my Brother Embroidery Machine and my current project - a free-standing angel bookmark or ornament.

This is a very simple, less expensive embroidery machine. With the machine, I highly recommend having a rewritable card which you can add additional designs to stitch with your machine. I am using Criswell Embroidery Designs K-Lace Bookmarks for a 4x4 hoop

For our project today, we are using water soluble stabilizer as we are making a free-standing lace and I use 3 layers and place in my hoop  and stretch tautly

I used white Sulky Embroidery thread both in the upper and in the bobbin for extra stability. Embroidery thread has a sheen which gives a beautiful finish.

Once the stabilizer is in the hoop, the magic begins as the machine stitches all by itself!!!!

Once the stitching is complete, you need to trim the excess of the stabilizer away 

Are you ready for more magic??? This now goes into a dish pan or the sink where you run water over it to dissolve the stabilizer and leave your finished product!

All you need to do now, is let your design dry which I leave dry on a wash cloth. 

Once completely dry, trim the loose thread you see hanging there and add a thin ribbon or gold thread and you have completed a lace angel ornament in 15 minutes!!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my beautiful lace angel. Thanks for stopping by and hope you leave a comment as I love to read what you think!!!!

Much love, hugs, and friendship

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  1. Wow!!! That is GORGEOUS!!! And you make it look so easy!! No way!! LOL I would really mess that up!!! Wow!! LOVE IT!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)

  2. Gorgeous Angel. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

    1. Lovely lace angel and an amazing machine.
      Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Anything But A Card' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  3. I have seen a similar demo and i am always blown away with how great it is. Thank you for sharing.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  4. Fabulous creation. Thanks for joing Allsorts challenge. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Gorgeous project! Absolutely love your angel! Thank you for joining our "Make it for Christmas" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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