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Bobbinlace Beginners

For all beginners in bobbin lace who need a little help, and for experienced lace makers who are willing to assist.  Learn how to make bobbin lace.  Learn bobbin lace.  Bobbin lace lessons.  Bobbin lace tutorial.  For other bobbin lace tutorials online, and for discussion of bobbin lace structure, look in the next right column for the red link ONLINE RESOURCES.

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Bobbin Lace Beginner Lessons and Resources

Resources

http://laceioli.ning.com/group/bobblinlace-beginners/page/recommended-books 

http://laceioli.ning.com/group/bobblinlace-beginners/page/online-resources 

http://laceioli.ning.com/group/bobblinlace-beginners/page/free-patterns-for-bobbin-lace-beginners 

http://laceioli.ning.com/group/bobblinlace-beginners/page/bobbin-lace-basics 

http://laceioli.ning.com/group/bobblinlace-beginners/page/terminology-confusion 

Beginner Lessons

For paintings of the garments worn at the time LePompe was published, see this.  Look about 1/3 down the page. 

Both the 2nd and 3rd and 5th are from LePompe, the oldest known pattern book, dating from the mid 16th century.

 

The bottom row is from BOBBIN LACE LESSON-CLOTH STRIP.

Bobbin lace basics

Plaited lace lesson 1 

Plaited lace lesson 2 

Plaited lace lesson 3 

Plaited lace lesson 4    

Lesson 5 Tallies  

Plaited lace lesson 6 

Plaited lace lesson 7

Tape lace lesson DMC #47

Tape Lace Mat 

 

The Circle at right is another way to learn the basic stitches.

Find pattern.

Jo Edkins website with lots of torchon patterns and information for beginners:

   http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm     

Discussion Forum

The Pennypincher's Guide to Bobbin Lacemaking 10 Replies

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More unmarked patterns.... 15 Replies

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Half stitch fan using twist cross? 6 Replies

Started by Christina King. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Jun 12, 2018.

How would this pattern be worked? 32 Replies

Started by Jo Edkins. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Jun 9, 2018.

Criticism invited for additions to my website 2 Replies

Started by Jo Edkins. Last reply by Jo Edkins Jun 4, 2018.

Home spun thread? 11 Replies

Started by Eva Francis. Last reply by Barbara Gordon Apr 6, 2018.

Using a pizza base to make a lace fan... 10 Replies

Started by Jo Edkins. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Aug 11, 2017.

Reading patterns 2 Replies

Started by Nathalie G Smith. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Jul 21, 2017.

Hello all.... 37 Replies

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May I have some help please. 8 Replies

Started by Agnes Goyvaerts. Last reply by Agnes Goyvaerts Jun 8, 2017.

Reseau in Pat Earnshaw's Dictionary of Lace query 2 Replies

Started by Jo Edkins. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator May 16, 2017.

Starting lace stitches with a twist 15 Replies

Started by Jo Edkins. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti May 4, 2017.

What is ''punto monja"? 25 Replies

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Comment by Lisa Davy on March 31, 2017 at 12:40pm

I too am using books but I could make so much more progress and have so much more fun with people!

Comment by Nancy M. Terselic on March 31, 2017 at 12:25pm

I, too, understand.  I taught myself bobbin lace from books (and using Jo's site)since I could find no teachers.  I love connecting with other lacers and can do so a couple times a year at different events we travel to (nothing local to me in SW Ohio), but otherwise it's been a lonely road.   I teach now in the hopes starting out more bobbin lacers and perhaps building new lace communities! 

Comment by Lisa Davy on March 31, 2017 at 11:24am

I am in the northern central part of NH. I have talked to that group in Mass and intended to make it to a meeting or two but it is a 2 hour+ drive each way, and depending on where exactly they are holding the meetings. I just haven't made it to one. If someone was closer it would be so much easier!  I would love to indoctrinate a whole bunch of locals into the wonderfulness of bobbin lace. I describe it as a cross between a craft and a puzzle and most of us crafters also love puzzles so it is an easy sell in my mind....

Comment by Nancy Baldwin on March 31, 2017 at 11:06am

LIsa Davy, what part of NH do you live in?  If it is the southern part, then there is a group that meets in Massachusetts in the 495/128 corridor.  Check out http://www.nelg.us/event-2376827 for more information.  I used to live in NH and loved it there!

Comment by Lisa Davy on March 31, 2017 at 10:54am

There is such a paucity of bobbin lace teachers in my area too.  For that matter, even other lacers!  I traveled 3 hours to a teacher in Vermont one day.  She was awesome, but too far to go on a regular basis.  I am in New Hampshire.  If anyone knows of any teachers, groups, individuals.... I am desperate too!

Thanks!

Lisa

Comment by Lisa Davy on March 31, 2017 at 10:54am

There is such a paucity of bobbin lace teachers in my area too.  For that matter, even other lacers!  I traveled 3 hours to a teacher in Vermont one day.  She was awesome, but too far to go on a regular basis.  I am in New Hampshire.  If anyone knows of any teachers, groups, individuals.... I am desperate too!

Thanks!

Lisa

Comment by Sandra Popek on March 30, 2017 at 8:51pm

I live in Wisconsin right out of Milwaukee.  I joined the IOLI and ask them to give me information on teachers. Well the only one close on the list has her phone disconnected. Tried a guild that was over a hour away, but having problems getting in touch.  Can anyone help me find a teacher in the Southeastern part of the State? If possible no longer than 1 hour and 45 minute drive. I really appreciate some help.  I am real frustrated!  Thank you,. Sandra

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on March 27, 2017 at 4:45pm

I have now added Jo's link to our MULTI-LINGUAL LACE TERMS page.

Comment by Jo Edkins on March 27, 2017 at 8:52am

I've done a bit of checking the Dutch version of my website (Which is a bit out of date now...) Thank you for telling me about Gertrude Whiting's book - looks fascinating. I can see a problem where I'm not sure what the English terms mean, let alone the others! And I don't think I'll ever aim at a definitive guide. Still, it's something....

Comment by Nancy M. Terselic on March 26, 2017 at 9:45pm

Jo, your website has been translated into at least a couple different languages online.  I don't know if you did this, or if other have, but you might be able to augment your glossary by looking at those sites.  

Also, Gertrude Whiting's book A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors (free download from Google books) has an explanations and nomenclature section that compares English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German terms.

 
 
 

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