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New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
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Hello,I started trying to learn bobbin lace recently. Here is the same pattern worked in black linen and also silky shiny rayon thread. Now I'm going through some of the books I purchased, trying not…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Mar 23.

 

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Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
"There are some simple patterns for beginners on my website also. Since Jo Edkins has focused mostly on torchon, Bucks and Beds, I have concentrated on posting tutorials for braid based/plait based laces, and bobbin tape lace. Look for the links:…"
Mar 23
Gabriele Patzner replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
"Many people use pillows made from a sheet of polystyrene, the stuff builders use for insulation or "self healing foam" from electronic packaging for instance. Cut to the desired shape and size, cover with a nice layer of felt for noise…"
Mar 22
Christina replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
"That makes sense! "
Mar 21
Michelle Hutchinson replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
"She recently added the www to her web address so some Google searches are still not updated. Glad you've found it !"
Mar 21
Christina replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
"I actually found that website first! Im not sure if they're aware, but their website comes up as broken in google if you search for bobbin lace, and google isnt offering the correct path to the website unless then you copy and paste the website…"
Mar 21
Christina replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
"Oh? Sand isnt traditionally used? You're right, sand is pretty heavy...and I cant remember where I read to use packed sand. Lol I've looked through about ... 15-20 publications on lacemaking recently and I cant remember for the life of me…"
Mar 21
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
Mar 21
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
"I also suggest you look at Jo Edkins' website, where she has a large number of free patterns for beginners. http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm"
Mar 21
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
"Your black lace is too far away a shot for me to see how you did. But your blue lace is quite clear. I see no mistakes. You are doing just fine. That is torchon ground, probably the most common ground used is torchon bobbin lace. It is a great place…"
Mar 21
Michelle Hutchinson replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
"That sounds like a great idea! Our guild had us do a few samplers to learn a number of patterns and techniques before embarking on someone big. It can be a nice way to learn some new stitches"
Mar 20
Christina replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
"Thank you very much! I find i really am drawn to the idea of making a long strip. I wanted to keep going after I had reached the bottom of my pillow. Hopefully this week I will have time to make a canvas bolster pillow filled with packed sand and…"
Mar 20
Michelle Hutchinson replied to Christina's discussion New to bobbin lace. First attempts.
"This looks fantastic, well done!"
Mar 20
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New to bobbin lace. First attempts.

Hello,I started trying to learn bobbin lace recently. Here is the same pattern worked in black linen and also silky shiny rayon thread. Now I'm going through some of the books I purchased, trying not to bite off more than I can chew and parse through the variation in direction. Hopefully will be meeting with others soon in my area.Thanks for looking!See More
Mar 20
Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Christina
"Christina Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. I especially recommend the BOBBINLACE BEGINNERS group. Its opening page has links to good, online, free lessons,…"
Mar 19

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What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
Bobbin
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Torchon, chantilly, ver..something.
Tell us more about your lace interests.
Im just starting out and am finding learning this solo to be very frustrating. Im mostly interested in making long strips of torchon type and then later finer more delicate laces.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.
I have not written anything on lace.

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At 4:08pm on March 19, 2019, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

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Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. I especially recommend the BOBBINLACE BEGINNERS group. Its opening page has links to good, online, free lessons, and lots of other resources. If you have any questions about this site, contact me and I'll try to help.

 
 
 

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