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More unmarked patterns....

A bit of a cheek, I know, but here are two more unmarked patterns, which have completely flumoxed me. They are in the Museum of Cambridge.…

Started by Jo Edkins

15 Jun 22
Reply by Jo Edkins

Half stitch fan using twist cross?

Im still new to Twist Cross , since i now have a Spanish pillow that I love. I’m unsure doing a half stitch fan- do I need to put on two t…

Started by Christina King

6 Jun 12
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

How would this pattern be worked?

This is an old pattern which I got with a straw filled roller pillow. No annotations! It's Bedford, I think - bought in Cambridge which was…

Started by Jo Edkins

32 Jun 9
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Criticism invited for additions to my website

Since I have learned a certain amount about Beds lace recently (see previous thread!), I thought I ought to update my website. However, sin…

Started by Jo Edkins

2 Jun 4
Reply by Jo Edkins

Home spun thread?

I just started and would like to eventually use my own home spun thread. There is a thread size chart on pinterest but it doesn't seem to m…

Started by Eva Francis

11 Apr 6
Reply by Barbara Gordon

Using a pizza base to make a lace fan...

I have been experimenting with a new (to me) technique for a big pattern. I wondered if anyone else would be interested? I am doing a fan.…

Started by Jo Edkins

10 Aug 11, 2017
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Reading patterns

Hello, I am new to bobbin lace making (as in have not yet started). My main question is how do you read the patterns? I found a few on Pint…

Started by Nathalie G Smith

2 Jul 21, 2017
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Hello all....

I am brand new to Bobbin Lace... Discovered it while watching a period drama series (Lark Rise to Candleford)... And was enthralled with th…

Started by Dee Dove

37 Jul 5, 2017
Reply by Dee Dove

I've put 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting on my website, with decent indexes

Someone of IOLI told me about 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting (1920). I can't find who, but thank you! This bo…

Started by Jo Edkins

7 Jul 2, 2017
Reply by Jo Edkins

May I have some help please.

Hello, I am at present trying to set up a new work.  I have forgotten how to start it and how many bobbin I should put on. I wonder should…

Started by Agnes Goyvaerts

8 Jun 8, 2017
Reply by Agnes Goyvaerts

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