Today on SharonB's blog, Pintangle, she wrote about needlelace and mentioned a blog, extile Dreams that has a tutorial. I've been wanting to have a go at this for a while, so I put all my other projects aside for this evening and dove right in. It's quite a process to prepare. It involves drawing the design on stiff cardboard, tacking the cardboard onto two layers of strong fabric, pricking holes all around the design, and then couching down thickish threads around the design. Here's where I am after two hours.