Have you ever thought about making your own Entredeaux? With today's sewing machines, it's really quite quick and simple of a task to accomplish and the results are stunning!
For my sample, I used organdy rather than batiste. I began by tearing a strip of organdy about 1" wide. Starch and press the organdy.Next look for a stitch on your machine that looks like diamonds with a line thru it. On my Bernina Artista 200, it is stitch #701
Set the stitch width to 3.o and length to 2.5.
Place Stitch 'n Ditch or tissue paper under fabric.
Use a 120/19 Wing Needle
Stitch down the center of the piece of fabric.
Flip the strip over and tear the Stitch 'n Ditch away.
Finished Entredeaux! Now to use it!
I used my Entredeaux in between the lace edging and lace insertion, between the lace insertion and the wide silk satin ribbon and between the silk satin ribbon and smocking!
Entredeaux really is a big ta-doo in Heirloom Sewing as it just gives that finishing touch when joining laces. Making your own Entredeaux takes a little bit of time, but it's really worth it. One reason I made my own for this project was that I wanted to match my thread to my fabric and laces. This project was also a big experiment for me, as I was testing joining wide silk satin ribbon to smocking - the Entredeaux ended up being the perfect trim for joining the ribbon to the smocking!