Lace Patchwork Sweater

Materials

  • White or ivory fine-gauge sweater
  • Flat lace, wide width, 1 yd.
  • Tulip Fabric Spray Paint, three coordinating colors

Tools

  • Cardboard or shirt board

Basic Supplies

scissors, masking tape, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Wash and dry sweater without fabric softener. Place on work surface; insert cardboard or shirt board.

STEP 2

  • Cut lace into different-size pieces. Arrange lace on sweater front as desired. Protect areas not to be painted with masking tape.

STEP 3

  • Lightly spray one area of sweater with first paint color. Repeat with second paint color, then the third paint color. Repeat until all areas of sweater have been covered. (Note: Allow colors to overlap and blend.)

STEP 4

  • Remove lace; lay sweater flat to dry. Arrange lace and spray back of sweater in same way as front.

Other Options

  • 1. Make a “lace patchwork” tote bag in same way.
  • 2. Try technique with non-fabric spray paint on note cards or paper.
by Kirsten Peters McGrath for Duncan Enterprises
Lace Patchwork Sweater
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