did you get many tips to this question of yours?
I would be interested in knowing too how to go about this.
At 10:17 AM 12/28/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi all. I pray all had a wonderful holiday. We did here in our corner of
>I am making myself a couple of new outfits for the coming season. I want to
>add some bobbin lace edging to a blouse. I recall someone saying I needed to
>wash the sizing out of the lace before I attach it to the garment. I used a
>size 80 DMC cotton. Do most threads have a sizing in them from the start?
>The lace will be permanently sewn to the blouse. That is to say it will not
>be removed until the blouse is quite worn and old. Every picot will sewn down
>on the peripheral and sewing edge. The lace will be an applique fashion not
>an insertion or cut away.
>Will I also have to wash the entire blouse by hand after the lace has been
>added? It will be quite a beautiful blouse, when I am done. Simple in
>design and embellished w/ the lace.
>Thanks for all your comments.