The Lace Collection

This year I decided to experiment with lace making for the 2015 Halloween collection.

The lace is made on an embroidery machine.  Each pattern is a digital file.  Every product has 2 to 3 patterns which are hand-stitched together to make the base of the final lace product.  

One lace section alone contains over 30,000 stitches and takes nearly an hour of stitching on the machine.  

Once the lace sections are stitched and sewn together they are soaked to remove any remaining embroidery stabilizer material, some are hand-dyed and then dried overnight.  Trims may include Swaraovski crystal, flowers, beads and feathers.  Organdy ribbons are sewn in place for ties.  Butterflies of lace are attached to hair elastics to wear on the wrist, fingers or in the hair.  

 

The final pieces are all one of a kind and a glamourous alternative to the usual Halloween mask!