EARRINGS
Pattern submitted by Vermont Lacers

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Thread:
    DMC 6 Strand Embroidery Floss
    4 yards #3607 Hot Pink, Color A
    4 yards #907 Chartreuse Green, Color B
    2 yards # 3837 Purple, Color C
10 Pairs of Bobbins

Directions for one earring , repeat for second earring.
    Cut 2 pieces of Color A, 36" each
    Cut 2 pieces of Color B, 36" each
    Cut 1 piece of Color C, 36" long
Split each length in half so there are now 3 strands in each length. You will now have 4 Color A,
    4 Color B, and 2 Color C.
Wind each new length of threads onto a Pair of Bobbins (10 Pair).
Hang pairs OPEN (rainbow style) over the beginning center pin.
A,A,A,A, B,B,B,B, C,C Pin C,C, B,B,B,B, A,A,A,A,

Take bobbin #10 pass it to the left over 9 bobbins and place it down on the outside of bobbin #1
Repeat this 9 more times until the colors are back in their original starting positions. This creates
a nice hole for the earring finding to fit into.

Start with pair #2 as your working pair.
Row 1: Cloth-stitch (c.t.c) to the right through 8 pair. Put 2 twists on the worker pair. Place pin.
Row 2: Cloth-stitch to the left through 9 pair. Put 2 twists on the worker pair. Place pin.
Row 3: Cloth-stitch to the right through 9 pair. Put 2 twists on the worker pair. Place pin.
Row 4: Repeat row 2
Row 5: Repeat row 3
Row 6: Repeat row 2

Now make 5 braids (cloth-stitch then twist and Cross until desired length) , each 3" long.
Place a pin at the end of each braid when finish.
Braid #1 Color A
Braid #2 Color B
Braid #3 Color C
Braid #4 Color B
Braid #5 Color A

Ending: Repeat Rows 1-6, but with different pin positions (see pricking).

Finishing: Divide the pairs in half.
Work one side at a time: Take the outside pair and place in the center of work. Repeat this
process until the colors one this side are back in their original order. Now do the same process on
the other side again placing the outside pair in the center until the colors are back in their original
positions.
This will create a hole for the earring finding.

Place a pin in the center.
Tie all 4 bobbins (Color C) together with a square knot.
Repeat with pairs 3 & 8 and pairs 1 & 10

Remove bobbins and cut threads close.

When pins are removed the piece of lace will automatically twist
Fasten lace to earring finding so that the cut threads are to the back. On our earring finding we
had to put the bottom of the lace on first.

Enjoy! and Happy Lacing!



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