OCF – ONL 042 – The Hummingbird Lace Mandala

Choose the color of your fabric

Please note that this are not genuine fabric colors of any manufactuer. The colors have been hand-chosen by me, as they represent an array of colors which act as a decent, though emphasizing background for my intricate design. I strongly recommend to avoid any bold colored and/or mottled so-called "hand dyed" fabrics. Your months-long work on details and specialitles will be lost in any agitated background.

This piece is a challenge, but so worth it ! The base is a piece of lace to embroider. Lots of various Special Stitches mimic the pulled thread work etc. a genuine hand-made lace incorporates – beads and crystals are the highlights to add sparkle.

A selection of different threads and braids gives multiple effects and dimension too.

Onl 042 HummLace detail

You can stitch the Hummingbirds “over-one” for a very crisp and detailed appearance – or you can use the substitution “over two” for less strain to your eyes.

Hummingbird Lace Mandala, stitched by Galyna Orlova / Pictures by Helen Orlova.

The mere design size is 295 x 295 stitches

Materials List for download: Materials Onl 42

The first file you get contains the design as a workshop version. But since the color elements are sometimes missing there, you get the design and key on one page, too. So you can decide from which document you want to stitch 🙂

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