SC - applying silver
dwhitney98 at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 8 06:36:14 PDT 1999
Please tell us what the lace is for. This makes a big difference. Is it
going to be part of an outfit, an embellishment such as on a wooden box, or
something else. As this is part of the "garb" group, I will assume it is for
garb in the rest of my response.
Painting the lace is perhaps the easiest option that I can think of.
However, it will also deteriorate very quickly, paint having a tendency to
flake (and I don't want to think about what a washing machine would do to
Perhaps a more attractive solution, but very time-intensive, would be
weaving the lace out of commercially available silver-colored thread. I
don't know if your friend has access to a lacemaking jig, but that is
another option. My understanding is that lacemaking takes a considerable
ammount of time, and I have never done it.
I believe Alys covered the concept of Silver leaf pretty well, but keep in
mind that if you use actual silver you will have to polish it to keep it
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>Subject: SC - applying silver
>Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 22:39:44 -0500
>I have a question that is applicable to all of you, in a way, sorta. I have
>a friend who needs silver metallic flat lace. Unfortunately her only
>discoveries so far are way to expensive for her needed amount. So she is on
>a quest for making it out of a large quantity of off white cotton flat
>I suggested that she weave silver thread into the lace she has, her husband
>suggested spray painting (some men, they paint everything!), and I also
>suggested using silver leaf.
>What are your collective thoughts on this and what kind of spray paint
>she use, what kind of thread, what kind of silver leaf adhesive.....what
>other better ideas do you all have short of having to purchase some of the
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