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Contemporary Bobbin Lace

For those interested in designing and making contemporary and modern bobbin lace designs which don't fit into traditional categories.  Many of these will be pictorial or realistic representations, but some will be abstract.

The logo is a piece by Ilske Thomsen of Hamburg.

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Modern lace design challenge 22 Replies

Do you remember the design challenge opened by Lorelei in May?…Continue

Started by Brona Bacilkova. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Jan 27, 2017.

Designing new Bobbin Lace stitches 106 Replies

Hi,I have been looking at all the Bobbin Lace stitches that one can possibly make and wondering if I could create new ones.  I started with "The Book of Bobbin Lace Stitches" by Cook and Stott.  I…Continue

Started by Veronika Irvine. Last reply by Veronika Irvine Feb 22, 2015.

Rose ground variants with strong diagonal lines 1 Reply

In response to Veronika Irvine's diagonal modern grounds I found some existing, apparently traditional (but rare) rose ground variants which have strong diagonal lines.  The first is a pdf file I…Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley Administrator. Last reply by Veronika Irvine Nov 21, 2014.

Work of Daniela Banatova 5 Replies

I have been admiring the work of Daniela Banatova, and trying to figure out why I like it so much. For one thing, the colors are very luminous. What kind of thread do you use, Daniela?Examining both…Continue

Started by Devon Thein. Last reply by Daniela Banatova Feb 1, 2013.

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Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on December 15, 2015 at 3:47pm

Using people's legs and toilet plungers as pins to make rope lace - 

https://www.facebook.com/ostragreviefolkhogskola/photos/pcb.8263221...

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on October 17, 2015 at 8:39pm
Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on September 24, 2015 at 1:38am

I just discovered this group today on Facebook. It is not just contemporary bobbin lace. I say some needle lace as well. Very interesting.

http://westhopegroup.org.uk/

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on October 5, 2014 at 3:21pm

Watch a speeded up video of a Finnish lacemaker working on a 3D theater mask from start to finish. Watch it grow, watch the pins migrate. Great fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY0xrKs6zig  

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on September 11, 2014 at 1:29pm

This link was posted on arachne today by Jean Leader. The galleries contain a lot of marvelous contemporary work. Worth looking at.
http://www.98lacegroup.org.uk/

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on September 5, 2014 at 8:09pm

Wow!  That is Gorgeous.  

I would Love a bag like that!!!!!!

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on September 5, 2014 at 2:09pm
Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on May 29, 2014 at 2:53pm

This museum has a lot of very good contemporary bobbin lace.

http://rychnovsky.denik.cz/galerie/muzeum-krajky-po-opravach-otevre... 

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on April 20, 2014 at 2:58pm

Vladka Cepakova has collected photos of many Czech bobbin laces onto this pinboard. It is worth seeing.

http://www.pinterest.com/oveckov/czech-lace/ 

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on March 11, 2014 at 2:46pm

Here  is another in process. much enlarged in scale. my kind of lace.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/1465112_5...

It looks like flanders, but it doesn't have a gimp, which would make it Binche with Flanders ground, I suppose

 

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