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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

Started by Beth Schoenberg. Last reply by Jo Apr 13.

Very new here 3 Replies

Started by Rosa. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Apr 10.

More unmarked patterns.... 15 Replies

Started by Jo Edkins. Last reply by Jo Edkins Jun 22, 2018.

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

Started by Dee Dove. Last reply by Dee Dove Jul 5, 2017.

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

Started by Jo Edkins. Last reply by Veronika Irvine Apr 13, 2017.

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Comment by Bianca Elliott on July 18, 2019 at 9:05am

Hi to all. Yes, your website is one of the reasons I am here. Thank you so much. And I am trying to get the materials ready. I am moving slower due to my neck surgery but I can read and prep. Thanks again for all this great help. 

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on July 16, 2019 at 8:13pm

Bianca

Jo is a very valuable member of our network, and her website is marvelous. I love the animated stitches. But I have also prepared basic lessons which concentrate on some styles of bobbin lace a little different from the ones Jo focuses on. I did that deliberately, thinking it pointless to compete over the same work. If you look at the photos and links just above and below the circular lace you will see links to my lessons. Taking hers and mine together would give you a very basic grounding. So pick a place to start and then ask questions here. Both of us, and other members, will probably give answers.

You are about to start a great adventure.

Comment by Jo Edkins on July 16, 2019 at 10:04am

Hi Bianca!
I've written a website
http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm
which has instructions (and animations) for stitches, descriptions of equipment, and lots of patterns, including a lot for beginners, especially in Torchon lace. There are different lace styles, but a lot of beginners start with Torchon. The beginner part of my website is here:
http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/begin.htm
One problem with my website is that there is a lot on it, and it can be confusing, with different parts linking into other parts! So I've written a book, both in e-book and paper form, order on Amazon:
How to make Bobbin Lace by Jo Edkins
Sorry for the advert, but IOLI do know about both and seem to approve! The website is free to use, by the way. The book is quite cheap.

Comment by Bianca Elliott on July 16, 2019 at 8:08am
Hello everyone. My name is Bianca. I am excited and nervous. I am a true beginner but willing to learn. Is there a place I can go to start learning? A pattern to go by? The website is what I thought I would use unless ... thank you.
Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on April 10, 2019 at 6:50pm

Winding bobbins using a string with a ring attached.

https://www.facebook.com/kantcentrum/photos/pcb.2374054096160630/23...

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on April 10, 2019 at 6:37pm

Here is a lady using the palms up method of holding the bobbins to work leaf tallies on a bolster pillow. Interesting.

https://www.facebook.com/fuchic/videos/812478505501606/

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on May 13, 2018 at 6:18pm

Liz - what I posted yesterday was a link to an album of photos on facebook. If you aren't on facebook or a member of that particular group, their software might not be willing to show it to you. I posted the link in our section LINKS.

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32533125_102113307076...

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on May 12, 2018 at 9:02pm

The email I just received give the link to here, Lorelei, but your message and query are not here, and I cannot find them in the Main page or forum.  I am not good at searches on computers, unfortunately, so I cannot put in my bit about the lace and instructions you are asking about. Grr! computers - especially Windows 10 and it's updates!!!!!!!!

Maybe the letter will appear later on, as I have noticed things have been slow showing up lately for some reason.  I have found messages on the site, and got the notification the following day!   

Don't stress about it - I LOVE the site, and won't be leaving, ..!! I know these glitches are Not your fault and can't be helped.

Happy Mothers Day to you, and all Mums out there.

Comment by Gabriele Patzner on April 20, 2018 at 2:49am

Jenny, if I didn't know, I'd likely not spot it. You must be so relieved - and likely a bit more confident now, too.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on April 18, 2018 at 8:53pm

Wow! I wish I could repair things that neatly. Very well done. If you don't mention it, no-one will ever know.

 
 
 

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