Freestanding lace is an embroidery technique that is achievable on all modern domestic embroidery machines. It consists of many passes of stitches of various types, ensuring the design interlocks thoroughly in many places. Always worked onto a wash-away or heat-away stabiliser using the same thread in the bobbin as used in the needle. The stitches remain together when the stabiliser has been removed, creating a beautiful design that does not fall apart. Freestanding lace pieces are often joined together to create a 3D project.