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Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

Freestanding lace is so versatile. This Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern has been crafted and carefully digitized using freestanding lace embroidery techniques. The Gazebo has tiny lace buttons and loops which are used to put the whole gazebo together. The tiny lace buttons and loops are tight fitting. I used a pair of curve nosed pliers to help push the lace buttons through the loops.


This Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern is done for a 6” x 6” hoop

Depending on the size of your embroidery hoop, you can put several pieces into one hooping. Be sure to use two to three layers of water soluble sta- bilizer. I found that 3 layers worked best

What You Will Need To Make Your Own Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern:

Embroidery Thread and Water Soluble Stabilizer

How you can make your own Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern.

Lets Get Started!

You will need to stitch out the following pieces:

6 x roof

6 x roof trim

6 x side

6 x base trim

1 x top

1 x base

1 x base bottom

 

Basic Lace stitching method

 

Stitch all the above pieces using this method.

1. Hoop 2 to 3 layers of water soluble stabilizer. Use a 75/11 embroidery needle. Use the same thread in the bobbin as you are using for the upper thread. Position your design in the hoop and stitch.

*Note: If you are putting multiple designs into one hooping, I suggest using 3 layers of water soluble. Be sure to hoop your stabilizer well. The designs are dense with stitches.

Once all the pieces are stitched out, lightly rinse them with cool water and layer them flat to dry. Don’t soak the pieces as you want them firm when they dry. Soft lace will not work. When the pieces are completely dry, you can start assembling your gazebo.

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

Start by putting the roof pieces together. To join the pieces, just push the lace buttons through the loops.

 

They are a tight fit, so use tweezers or small nosed pliers to help with this.

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If the loops shrunk a bit or you need to “open” them, use a small knitting needle to open the loops or holes.

Here you can see I used a small knitting needle to open some holes on the bottom trim

 

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

Next join the side pieces together.

 


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Now add the base

 

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

 

If the lace disfigures a bit, don’t worry. Just pull it into shape.

Let’s add the top. The side pieces go into the middle holes on the top piece on the inner hexagon.

 

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

Next join the base trims together.

 

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

Join the base trims to the base piece. I joined mine to the middle hole

 

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern


Almost done. Add the base bottom to the very bottom row of holes on the base trim.

 

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

 

The double base helps to stabilize the gazebo and adds to its strength.

Let’s put the roof on. Lastly, join the roof trim pieces and the add them to the lace buttons on the top.

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

To make this into a lantern that you can hang up, just add a loop to the top.

And Then You Are Done!

 

Freestanding Lace Gazebo or Lantern

 

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