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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, 2019.

Very new here 3 Replies

Started by Rosa. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Apr 10, 2019.

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

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What is ''punto monja"? 25 Replies

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Comment by Jo Edkins on May 6, 2020 at 11:45am

Hi Lorelei, and anyone else who uses my webpages.
My web address has changed recently. Could you please change all references from www.gwydir.demon.co.uk to www.theedkins.co.uk
e.g.

 http://www.theedkins.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm

and

http://www.theedkins.co.uk/jo/lace/collection/index.htm

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on March 20, 2020 at 9:56pm

Carla

If you want to start with the LePompe braided/plaited laces, there is no reason not to do that.

First you really should do lesson 1 in the plaited lace series. It has the braid, picots, windmill crossings of 2 braids. These are really basic things.

then I suggest doing this pattern instead of the 2nd braided lesson. It uses only the elements that occur in pattern 1.  And don't think yourself stupid. How to begin a lace is always a question that beginners have trouble with. Follow the instructions for pattern one, in terms of how to start. There are many ways to begin a bookmark. What I have suggested in pattern 1 if just one possibility. And do show us a photo of what you have done. It will help us target our answers more specifically.

Comment by Jo Edkins on March 17, 2020 at 6:54pm

Could you send a picture? If you mean the 16 century book le Pompe, those are hardly lace patterns for beginners!

Comment by Carla Mae Boyles on March 17, 2020 at 4:57pm
It is the lepompe 2. Under patterns for beginners. I feel so stupid. Maybe i just need to take a break for the day
Comment by Jo Edkins on March 17, 2020 at 4:22pm

Carla Mae Boyles - first you need to know how to start a pattern. Some patterns help you (for example by saying how many pairs per starting pin has) others don't.
I've got a website about making lace here:

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

Here are the basics about starting lace: 

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

There is one thing which might be useful. For Torchon, pairs of threads tend to go from pin to pin in grounds. If these lines aren't drawn on the pattern, then try drawing them, and - most important - draw a little arrow saying which direction the thread goes in. Generally, it will either go diagonally downwards, right or left. Lace threads don't usually go uphill! In solid areas, the pairs either go horizontally (the workers) or vertically (the passives).

Bucks Point is much the same as Torchon. beds lace (or English Midland, or plaited lace) can get very complcaied. But try drawing these arrows on the pattern in order to understand it. I don't mean the pattern itself! Print off a copy, and experiment with that.
How about posting a photo of the pattern that's worrying you? It's hard to help if we don't know what the problem is.

Comment by Carla Mae Boyles on March 17, 2020 at 3:35pm
Hello, i am new to bobbin lace. I got the cross and twist, half stitch and whole stitch, braid and even picots. But i just cant seem to get my head wrapped around reading a pattern. I will think i got it and then i have missed a direction. Im so frustrated. :(
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.
 
 
 

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