Begin by stitching the
twelve pieces of freestanding lace onto heavy duty water-soluble
stabilizer using 40 wt. rayon thread. Hoop each piece individually, in
the smallest hoop possible, for best results.
The total stitch count for the
large wings is approximately 205,284 stitches, though the most you
will stitch at one time is 28,074 stitches. The
smaller wings have a total stitch count of 137,462 stitches, with
the largest piece coming in at 19,211 stitches.
Once you're done stitching, rinse and dry each piece completely. (Here's more on stitching freestanding lace).