Tools and Equipment

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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Bobbins, tools, bobbin holders:

Many different kinds and shapes of pillows and stands: 

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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 Chris Brill-Packard on March 14, 2012 at 7:12pm

I found a "bent crochet" hook for sewings.  It was one of the gifts to all our members for our 30th anniversary as an IOLI charter chapter.   We now give one of these hooks to each new member joining our group.  Why you may ask.....because it makes performing the sewings a real pleasure.

Where can you get a "bent crochet hook" - from Susan Groh. 

Phone: 816-761-7067

#16 bent crochet hook $7.50 each + shipping

#14 bent crochet hook is also available.

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on February 26, 2012 at 2:51pm

I came across a lady who has a large collection of "unusual" pillows.  Unusual to me, but I think standard in another tradition.  Puerto Rican??

Look here.


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