"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…"
For just starting out, your sample looks very good! I would suggest angling your pins away from the lace so that you can tension against them. (see photo link) The rest is just going to be a question of practice…"
"I have one book....Beginners guide to bobbin lace by Gilian Dye and Adrienne Thunder....and another on the way to me...Bobbin Lace Making by Doreen Wright....and have been to Jo's web site and watching you tube...that is where the confusion…"
"Not yet...but am getting some spangled...or actually to spangle...the ones that came with the kit are not drilled....
I do like the idea of the spangles to give them weight for tension....the bobbins I have are very light weight...I figured they…"
"Elizabeth - Amen, sister! My primary pillow is my bolster, but I have 5 cookies I use for teaching, a big rectangular pillow, a bolster in progress, and a Princess machine! Right now I'm experimenting with teaching kits that use…"
"Welcome to the addictive world of Bobbin Lace! I see you purchased the Lacis kit; it's not bad for just starting out, although I find the foam pillow a bit too thin (although it does fit into my airplane carry-on!) and the bobbins too…"
All of bobbin lace is made of twists and crosses. Different stitches and different situations use different combinations and sequences of those movements. When I searched youtube for redcardinalcreations I got lots of red birds and humans…"
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"I have a question.... I have watched a video on YouTube.... Redcardinalcreations.... She states to start each stitch by using a twist... Then cross twist cross... Then the twist... Then CTC ... Is this the tctc that I see references to as opposed to…"
"The reason that there are so many different pillow shapes is basically to make the lace maker comfortable. If you have any problems working with what you have, obtaining another pillow shape might be the solution. But the important thing is to get…"
"I notice that your bobbins aren't spangled (having those attractive beads on). The beads aren't necessary and spangling is a bit of a nuisance when you're aching to get started! So use them as they are. You can always spangle them…"
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