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FSL Battenberg Elegant Lace Yoke

The FSL Battenberg Elegant Lace Yoke is a set of three designs for the large (5" x 7") hoop.

The finished size of the yoke is for a lady with bust size 35"- 36" (88-92 cm).

You can use the yoke on ready-made clothes or sew your own tops.

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Stabilizers: We recommend to use water-soluble mesh, such as Vilene. Vilene D0102 is a non woven dissolvable stabilizer which is imported into the US, is sold in large rolls and is sometimes repackaged under different brand names. Two of these brand names are Wash-Away and Aqua Magic. Film-like water soluble stabilizers, such as Solvy, are not suitable for Free-Standing Lace embroidery.

Threads: The thinner the thread, the finer the final product will be. That is why we recommend to use cotton thread both in the bobbin and in the needle. Cotton gives bulk to the lace and makes it look hand-made.

Embroidery polyester thread will make very fine weblike lace which will not keep the shape of the yoke and that's why it's not very good for the project.

Embroidery rayon thread is too soft, it does not keep its shape and very often its color fades under the influence of chemicals from the watersoluble mesh. We do not recommend it for this project.

You can use 40-, 50- or even 60-weight cotton, you can use it both in the bobbin and in the needle. If you use 40-weight cotton thread for the needle, you can use 50- or 60-weight cotton in the bobbin.

We used Signature machine quilting cotton thread both in the needle and in the bobbin, but similar threads from other companies should work just as well.

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Needles: We used size 80/12 embroidery needles and 80/12 metallic needles. Our experience shows that cotton thread used with metallic needles gives less lint. The needles should be sharp, so it's advisable to change them after every project.

Most Importantly: ALWAYS make a test stitch-out of the design and wash away the stabilizer. This helps you to select the threads, needles, stabilizers and settings of your machine correctly. DO NOT embroider several designs in one hoop.

Making the Yoke

You need to embroider each of the files 2 times. Embroider the files A, B and C once, then embroider their mirror images once.

Rinse the stabilizer and leave to air dry.

Press all parts with steam. On your working table, lay out the designs as shown on the pattern below:

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Manually, join the parts in the places marked in red. Use the same thread with which you made the embroidery. This is the left part of the yoke.

Now in the same way - manually, using the same thread with which you made the embroidery, and in the same order connect the mirror image patterns (the right part of the yoke).

Manually connect both parts of the yoke.

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Tip: to make the yoke fit a larger bust, you can insert a fabric strip between the left and right parts.

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Happy Embroidering!

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