Willy, the stabilizer is rinsed off and the tulle that extends outside
of the design is trimmed away. The hearts are part of the design and are
supported by the stitch lines in the background and the outer edge stitches. I
use the tulle just to be safe. I want to make sure the design threads are all
supported. You won't be able to see the tulle if it is the same color as the
thread. You can get colored tulle and it will add another dimension to the
design by offering a subtle shading in the open spaces of the lace if you
"willy t" <willy.triviere@...> wrote:
> for Yvonne
> the FSL looks very nice. The background is rinced off and the hearts
remain, right ?
> it there a way,before you start sewing, to check and
see if there are no gaps ?
> I guess I would have to see this as a
video because I am not familiar with free standing lace but this looks like
you did a grid pattern then added the hearts. I do not understand why you had
to use different color threads in each step. But it is pretty right now not
something I would use off the bat but very interesting.