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For discussions about varieties of pillows, bobbins, tatting shuttles, pillow stands, embroidery hoops and frames.  For discussions of regional variations, merits of different materials and shapes, collecting, etc.  Tools and equipment for bobbin lace,

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Some Suppliers:  http://www.pinterest.com/LaceNews/

Bobbins, tools, bobbin holders:  http://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/bobbin-lace-tools/

Many different kinds and shapes of pillows and stands:

      http://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/bobbin-lace-working-setup/ 

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Pillow Pointers? 8 Replies

Hello! I'm new to bobbin lace making, and am looking for advice for a good pillow.As I am Mostly Broke, I started with what I call "Eff-it" materials - what I have around the house (which as I am a…Continue

Tags: tools, pillow, equipment

Started by Laura French. Last reply by Anita Hansen Jul 5, 2017.

Worker and cover cloths 9 Replies

Hey all you lovely lacer's. Today i got busy and made myself some cloths. I couldnt find the blue that suited me, so i bought some 100% cotton raw calico and i dyed it myself to this lovely blue, Its…Continue

Tags: cloth, cover cloth, worker cloth

Started by Joseph. Last reply by Milagros Rivera Diaz Mar 19, 2017.

Library of Lace Books 6 Replies

Has anyone used an "app" to manage their personal library of lace books or their guild's library of lace books?  Our guild ranges from a member who does not have a computer to members who use…Continue

Started by Sally Olsen. Last reply by Laura Sandison Jul 27, 2016.

Bobbin winder: is this crazy? 13 Replies

I had to wind 34 pairs of bobbins for my latest project, and I wanted to put 3m on each bobbin as it's a Torchon mat and I hope to avoid running out.  As a beginner, my heart quailed at the idea of…Continue

Started by Sharon. Last reply by Barbara Gordon Jun 18, 2016.

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Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on August 15, 2018 at 6:25pm

Saw this on facebook today. a lacemaker's lamp

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1900983199986229&set=gm...

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on June 14, 2018 at 5:47pm

I also made a sawdust pillow many years ago, and it was just about as messy as this one. I was coughing for a week afterward. And I had to take it apart and repack it with more sawdust, since it had settled for 24 hours after I first made it. It worked as a pillow, but is very heavy, far to heavy to take to workshops and meetings. These guys in the video really did a good job of beating that sawdust. But I don't understand why they mixed in those little round balls.

Comment by Barbara Gordon on June 12, 2018 at 7:23pm

Three hours ago, I had  posted about the biggest bobbin lace pillow in the world on my FB page and have seen interests  in it already.   I was truly amazed myself at how they went about making it.  I have made two pillows myself, but no where near as large as this one. 7:05 Low cost Bobbins Jenny Brandis 11K views 6:18 Beginning Shuttl...

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on June 12, 2018 at 6:08pm

Watching some guys constructing "the biggest bobbin lace pillow in the world". Hilarious. Notice all the sawdust on the floor, the lamp shade.

https://youtu.be/v8DTgyOpko8

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on April 28, 2018 at 3:54pm
Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on February 27, 2018 at 3:31pm

How to use a LEGO set with motor to wind bobbins!!

https://www.facebook.com/saskiab78/videos/1646966868725709/

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on September 1, 2016 at 4:21pm

For mechanical geniuses -- how to build your own turning lathe, for bobbin making.

https://www.facebook.com/construindoo/videos/1735187643365709/

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on August 21, 2016 at 10:03pm

Yes, that is like the one I tried.  I did not wind it correctly, for starters, and found it a bit bulky.  Perhaps if I had stuck with it a bit more I might have managed it better, but  ....!!!  : 

I really enjoyed the tatting class at IOLI, and came home with a Jumbo tatting shuttle, and some sewing needles that take thick thread, that I have never seen - or heard of before! 

Comment by Barbara Gordon on August 21, 2016 at 9:35pm

I found a picture of the other kind of double-bobbin shuttle.  Someone said they had instructions on how to use them in the Shuttle brother's site, but I couldn't find it.  I'm a bit tired, so maybe that's the problem. Here is a picture of the other shuttle with two bobbins. I hope this works...

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Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on August 20, 2016 at 9:06pm

I tried a Shuttle Brothers double shuttle, but did not do very well with it. I gave it to my Daughter, but I don't know how she goes with it. theirs was a different shape to this one. It was fatter/thicker, as I think the bobbins were stacked differently.

I am having trouble with the shuttle (Clover style) slipping in my fingers. I seem to not grip it tightly enough! Any suggestions that might help would be welcomed!

 

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