"Those are nice bobbins - especially for a stater Kit, - and you have spangled them vry nicely. enjoy using them!
This is one thing about Bobbin Lace - and the English style bobbins - they look so pretty on the pillow when working!!!
"The kit comes with dvds and books... I am going to go through it and see what it has to offer... I have gone over the material on the 2 sites you have suggested.... It will depend on what works best for my learning style....
I did spangle my…"
"Sounds good, Dee. Have you decided what to use for lesson material? There are 2 good online possibilites. My own is here on this site, and focuses on laces based on braids/plaits. Jo Edkins site is very good and focuses on torchon -- a geometric…"
"I have ordered a starter kit from Holly van sciver.....kit number 4 with out bobbins as I have purchased east midlands and am in the process of spangling them.....20 inch cookie pillow.....it should be here next week.....am very excited to get…"
"Glad you enjoyed a Lace Day, Dee. They are good fun - and Wonderful "Therapy". I don't do much lace Making at Lace Days - I go around and chat to people, and see what they are doing, and get help, give help, and get new ideas,…"
"So.... I attended a Lace Day meeting yesterday.... Wow what amazing people... They are part of the New England Lace Group... And meet here in Connecticut...
Great people and so much help!
I was able to see different styles of pill and Bobbins,…"
I've been monitoring The Bobbin Lace Manual on several websites (it is a bit pricey at $54.00!!!) but I may have found Gillian Dye's Beginning Bobbin Lace for $12.00 on Amazon.
Thanks for the advice!
"Dee and Shirley,
I, too, taught myself bobbin lace since there were no teachers or resources near me.
The 2 books that really got me started on the right path were Gilian Dye's Beginning Bobbin Lace (once very expensive on Amazon, but I…"
I too am new to Bobbin Lace....I discovered it when I went to a Renaissance fair in Atlanta, Georgia. I saw a tent with two ladies and their pillows and since I tat also, I stopped to chat.
I am having to learn on my own since…"
"My Personal preference for starting to learn Bobbin lace, is to start with the Cloth stitch - CTC. It is easier to tension, and get the passives lying straight. I always thing CTCT (or TCTC) is the harder stitch to get right, and looking…"
"It looks like a workable travel pillow. A 16 inch pillow would be a bit small, to my way of thinking and would work only with fairly small projects. Figure that the outer 4 inches of the pillow will not have lace on it, but will just serve to hold…"
"Dee - In your sample you have all the threads going in the right direction. That is the most important goal to meet. Next goal is to improve tension. The stitch you are doing is either ctct or tctc. (They both look the same when finished.) At…"
Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. We do have one for BOBBINLACE BEGINNERS. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to helpl