Some points to remember from the General Guidelines:
Use Vilene water soluble stabilizer;
Use the same thread for the upper and bobbin to get two-sided embroidery.
DO NOT embroider several designs in one hoop.
These are the instructions on how to make the Maple Bowl and Doily Set
from our catalog. Along with the embroidery files, you will get the color card, which will help you select the threads, and also sort out the many parts of the design.
You can make two bowls - a pentagonal and a square one - out of the parts of this design.
To make the pentagonal bowl, you'll have to embroider five bowl panels, and the pentagon for the bottom. The bowl panel is in the upper right corner corner on the picture.
To make the square bowl, embroider four bowl panels and the square for the bottom.
Use 2 layers of Vilene-type water-soluble stabilizer and use the same thread for both the needle and bobbin to get 2-sided embroidery. Rinse the stabilizer and leave to air dry.
Impotant Note: It's very important to use as small a hoop as possible. E.g. if your design is for a small hoop, use the small hoop, not the large one; if your design is for a large hoop, use large, not mega. Do not try to embroider several freestanding lace designs in one hoop. This is because all water-soluble stabilizers stretch, and in a bigger hoop, it's going to stretch more. This can lead to the design falling apart after the stabilizer is dissolved. It's always better to embroider one part at a time.
To make this doily, you'll have to embroider five doily panels and the pentagon for the center. Use 2 layers of Vilene-type water-soluble stabilizer. For the doily, you can use light yellow bobbin thread as it doesn't have to be two-sided. Rinse the stabilizer and leave to air dry. Press with steam and stitch the parts together using invisible thread.
The rectangle part,which is in the bottom right corner on the picture, can be used to make an ornament for a glass, a candle wrap or just a bookmark.
For a candle wrap, embroider as instructed above. Press with steam. Lace with a satin ribbon.
For a bookmark, embroider as instructed above. Press with steam. Decorate with a tassel. You can change the colors around until you get the effect you like.
We're also providing you with a separate maple leaf design which can be used however you like -- as a window ornament, or you can use it to make a decorative pin for your clothes, among other things.