The FSL Battenberg Snowflake Bookmarks can be used as more than just bookmarks, with some stunning results.
If you have the patience and thread, you can make a gorgeous doily out of the bookmarks. We think the results are really eye-catching and definitely worth it:
Step One: Embroider each file 10 times. Use 2 layers of watersoluble mesh and cotton threads.
Rinse the mesh in lukewarm water. Lightly press the stitch-outs with a paper towel to remove excess water. Leave to air dry. Press.
Step Two: Lay out the stitch-outs in a circle. As you can see in the diagram below, we alternated the two different types of bookmarks.
Hand-stitch the parts together by connecting the loops on the edges of the bookmarks that touch. Use the same thread with which you made the embroidery.
You will get a lace frame.
Step Three: Position the frame over a piece of fabric and pin in place.
Step Four: On your sewing machine, top-stitch the lower part of each bookmark to the fabric. Follow the outline of the bookmarks. Use 1mm running stitch.
Step 1 mm from the first row of stitches and topstitch again.
Step Five: Turn the working piece over and use a pair of sharp scissors to cut away the fabric around the stitches. Be careful not to cut through the stitches.