I have been playing around with free motion sewing machine lace. I tried some different weight threads and even used a fabric base for part of it. That turned out to be interesting, the sewing and washing out of the soluble stabiliser caused some shrinkage and the silk puckered. I quite liked this result.
I also used some left-over hat making stuff that I bought last year (I just cannot think of its name). It was good for a base for the sewing and gives some added texture, something that I love.
I also used some knitting wool and couched it.
I did this as a test for some thread I thought I would like to use but it turned out to be a bit too thick, even though it seems to have been ok in the sample. I didn't write down the things I was doing immediately and, by the time I had washed it out and dried it, I couldn't remember exactly what I had done. Very frustrating. Of course, I can look carefully and see and it is close enough to me doing it that I can remember the sorts of things I did. Still, it is a lesson on writing down what you are doing as you are doing it.