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Insertion Lace Diamonds

An Insertion Lace Machine Embroidery Series

“Insertion Lace - Diamonds” is an heirloom technique that can be stitched on most fabrics.  The designs require fabric, water soluble stabilizer, and an optional wing needle.  They are sewn in one color.


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Sewn on cotton interlock knit top from Walmart

For knit fabrics use a ballpoint needle for the whole design

Sewn on a Lingerie Bag with crochet edge from EmbroiderThis

A travel pillow-form inside makes a nice pillow.

Pillow form from JoAnn’s

Pillow with my hand under the embroidery

Close up of Pillow embroidery

Close up of guest towel

Sewn on a guest towel with crochet edge from EmbroiderThis


These sew with just the wing needle.

All of the blue designs shown below are sewn with the wing needle.The wing needle parts the fibers of woven fabric and the stitches hold the ‘holes’ open.

Ribbon can be woven into the ‘lacey’ areas.

I tied knots at the points for added dimension.

See another example of this on our Insertion Lace Hearts page.

Sewn on white interlock cotton knit


Add more partial diamonds on the ends to entend the designs in an echo pattern.

Shown here with one more extension on each end for 5 diamonds layout.

Use designs 10, 11, 12, 13 below to extend the designs in an echo pattern the length of your choice.

Design Details

5x7 and 6x10 designs

Note: Design LSSILD04 has been split in 2 parts for the 5x7 hoop

For information on Multiple Hooping please visit our Educational page.


Design Details

4x4 designs

The 5x7 and 6x10 designs have been split and/or rotated to fit the 4x4 hoop.

For information about Multiple Hooping please visit our Educational page


What’s Included

21 designs (46 total design files) in all sizes shown above for the 4x4, 5x7 & 6x10 hoops

10 pages of full-color instructions (PDF)

 $9.99 US


Machine formats included: ART, DST, EMD, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3 & XXX.

Design sizes are clearly marked. When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop.

As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made.

Beginnings, Diamonds & Hearts






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Laura Waterfield

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