Explore the enchanting possibilities of lace embroidery with designer Hope Yoder as your guide! Find out how to select a blank that will hold up to intricate stitching, and learn Hope's tricks for aligning designs and hooping tricky corners. Use easy merging techniques to transform a corner design into a lovely medallion motif. Whether you prefer re-hooping with templates or software strategies, you'll discover a method you love! Perfectly pair decorative stitches with embroidery designs to create a stunning effect, and conquer tricky knits as you stabilize and stitch a romantic, lace-embroidered sweater. Finally, use in-the-hoop shadow work to beautifully adorn a blouse, then set it off with a stunning Australian windowpane technique.
Meet author, designer and heirloom sewing instructor Hope Yoder as you dive into this engaging and fun exploration of classic lace designs! You'll start your first project - a dinner napkin with an elegant corner design - as Hope helps you identify the type of weave in your fabric, hoop a challenging corner placement and even add an optional monogram.
Create a stunning table topper with a continuation of the design you used in the first lesson. Hope shares step-by-step demonstrations for picking the best blank, stabilizer and thread for your project and shows you how to use the templates provided in class with ease. Finally, you'll learn multiple ways to align and hoop the design on any machine, including digital and manual methods.
Discover efficient ways to mark placement lines, choose your favorite decorative stitches, and combine stitches to create a gorgeous custom design on your machine. The stitch variations are nearly endless, and Hope shows you how to easily translate your favorites from your imagination into your machine. You'll finish by using your custom design to tie the corner and medallion designs together, creating a cohesive piece.