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Torchon

Torchon bobbin lace is a geometric lace with a mesh ground.  It is very popular with lacemakers.  Includes the 's-Gravenmoerse motif.

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http://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/torchon-bobbin-lace/

https://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/torchon-floral-figural-lace/  Torchon ground or rose ground with floral or figural motifs, instead of the much more common geometric elements.

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Torchon Proficiency Program 9 Replies

The International Old Lacers, Inc. has a Torchon Proficienty Program and a Torchon Mastery Program.  On their web page you can find an email address to make inquiries about these.…Continue

Tags: torchon proficiency program, torchon bobbin lace

Started by Lorelei Halley Administrator. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Oct 31.

How to Recognise when to Pick Up or Drop off Pairs 4 Replies

Hi, I am a beginner working my way through the Beginners Guide to Bobbin Lace book and have just started the trails bookmark.  I previously had tried a bookmark which included chevron type shapes…Continue

Started by Hazel Roots. Last reply by Hazel Roots Jan 29.

What stitch is this? 6 Replies

I'm working through Discover Torchon, the first book in the 3-book series by Ulrike Voelcker. In exercise 5.2 the color-coded stitch diagram shows yellow at the base of the fan.According to the key…Continue

Tags: Discover, Voelcker, Ulrike, Torchon

Started by Sally Harrison. Last reply by Laritza Rodriguez Jan 16, 2020.

Turning corners 13 Replies

I am following the Explore Discover and Master book by Ulrike Voelcker. After making all the bookmarks in the Beginners book I started with the Explore book. I am determined to learn! There are…Continue

Started by Laritza Rodriguez. Last reply by Laritza Rodriguez Feb 22, 2019.

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Comment by Patty Dowden on February 25, 2012 at 4:30am

Lorelei, I took "The Beginning of the End" at convention one year with Ulricke and it was deep water.  But I did learn to finish rather well.  There are two main objectives:

1.  Keep your ends away from the edges of the lace

I had always had problems with lumps on the footside where I ended in both Torchon and Beds.  Ulricke's fundamental solution is to move the beginning so the end is not so visible.  End behind sold cloth stitch.  If the pattern doesn't say so, do it yourself anyway! 

2.  Don't stop in the middle of open ground (sounds rather military, doesn't it?)

Her whole line of attack was to know where you will end so that you have a safe place to hide your ends.  Binche is easy, Torchon is hard.

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on February 24, 2012 at 11:59pm
Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on February 24, 2012 at 11:34pm

It's a pretty little thing, and your finish is beautiful.  That is always my downfall.  I'm perpetually a slob at doing finishes.  One day ......

Comment by Patty Dowden on February 24, 2012 at 8:41pm

Well, I don't do a lot of torchon, in fact, I practically skipped it in my lace progression and came to it rather late.  One kind of torchon that I do like to make is miniature lace.  

Here is one by Roz Snowden.  I am rather proud of my finishing.

Snowden Mat

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on February 24, 2012 at 6:11pm

Kerri Lyn

It is lovely.  Everybody, click on the image to see it in all its detail, and in the correct height to length ratio.  I've written to ning about this, but it is a low priority problem for them.

Kerri-please post the photo among our PHOTOS.  Go to the NOTE called "Photos" for instructions on how to do that.  Then we will be able to find it easily in the future.

Comment by Kerri Lyn Forfinski on February 24, 2012 at 5:01pm

The camera does not focus well up close. My stitching is ok, it does leave room for improvement, however!!

 

Comment by Kerri Lyn Forfinski on February 24, 2012 at 4:56pm

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on February 24, 2012 at 2:01pm

Kerri Lyn

Show us a picture.

Comment by Kerri Lyn Forfinski on February 24, 2012 at 1:53pm

Thank you so much for the 4 side stitching directions. I have finished my hanky.

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on February 6, 2012 at 4:11pm

Here is a really ambitious project that somebody made:

https://plus.google.com/photos/112893045695607884541/albums/5363178...

 
 
 

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