When you get to the end of a piece of lace it’s often tempting to breathe a sigh of relief. But there is more work to come. The lace needs finishing through either joining it to itself (e.g. for an edging or garter), tying the ends off neatly (e.g. for a bookmark) or mounting it to a piece of fabric. So I’m putting together some instructions on how to do this. First up, it’s joining a piece of lace to itself using a crochet hook, so check out the tutorial here.
If you’re new to lacemaking and would like to find out how to make the basic stitches, or haven’t made bobbin lace for a while and need a refresher, I’ve added a new tutorial on the two basic stitches, which also covers how to wind your bobbins.
Please give me any feedback or questions so I can improve and make it easier to learn!