For those who love hand made lace.
Lia Baumeister-Jonker has generously given me permission to post her 2nd Chantilly bobbin lace lesson here. It was originally published in the IOLI Bulletin Volume 35 Number 2 in winter 2015
These are her diagrams and photos.
19 pairs of bobbins with silk 250/3
1 pair of bobbins with silk 120/6 (used double on each bobbin)
One could also use cotton 140/2 if you cannot find the right silk or would like to make white Chantilly lace.
The pattern. To print it out at the original size it should be 128 mm long. To get the right size save the jpg file to your computer and print it using PAINT or some other image manipulation software that will allow you to specify the print size.
Refer to parts 1 and 2 of the first lesson for an explanation of other technical details.
+ The pair coming from the ground is twisted three times and the pair coming from the edge is twisted once. Work a cloth stitch with both pairs and place the pin under the stitch. Work a whole stitch with the left-hand pair (twist, cross, twist, cross) to the edge. Place the outside pin on the right of the two pairs. The second pair on the left works a whole stitch through the passive pair of the footside to the right+. Repeat from + to + for the footside.
Taking an extra pair from the bundle that accompanies the gimp.