Finishing my Filet Lace design

by Chloe
(Brisbane, Australia)

my first filet lace project

my first filet lace project

My grandmother recently taught me to do a type of embroidery which I believe is a form of filet lace - sort of darning on a netting background. Unfortunately she has macular degeneration which is progressing quite quickly, and her vision has deteriorated too far for her to teach me to do the edges. I have almost finished the design and would like to be able to finish the project to give to her. I would really appreciate it if someone could let me know what stitch to use to finish the edges, and if there is a particular way I need to cut the netting (it's machine made).
I will attach a photo of what I am working on, as I am not certain what it is technically called and may not be describing it very well!

Thanks in advance for any help,
Chloe

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Finished filet lace product

by Chloë
(Brisbane, Australia)

There seems to be no way to add a photo to my previous post, so I had to start a new post.

This is the finished product from the question I asked earlier, about finishing my filet lace design.

I got my mother to help me finish it. We just tacked it on to a dark blue fabric (to provide the necessary contrast) and sewed that into a cushion cover. The cushion provides enough pressure that Nan can feel the design as well as see it reasonably well. She was very happy to receive it, as the first piece I have made this way since she taught me (and also that I am learning to sew).

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