This roll-stitch snowflake is an original design and incorporates Irish clones knots between the branches. It was made in size 100 thread with a size 24 Tulip brand hook. I made this just to see if I could make the roll-stitch in this size thread, and have used it in my classes to show the skill the old lacemakers had. Size 100 thread is the smallest I’ve found. It worked! Each roll has 21 wraps. The finished snowflake is 3.5 inches across.
When Anna was baptized, she wore a dress I made with a variation on Grace’s lace edging. I modified it, this time with a pineapple insertion. I added the same snowflake extension, this time without the cluny clusters. I added the snowflake extension to the pineapple insert as well to tie the edgings together. The snowflake edging also goes around her collar, with a pearl button.
I like the design of both dresses, but changing the elements definitely changes the look. This was a good experiment for me in lace design.