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Eva Francis left a comment for Caite Mc Cann
"Welcome! I just started bobbin lace last week and I love it!  So much useful help here!!"
Jul 12, 2016
Administrator replied to Eva Francis's discussion Home spun thread? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"You ladies are all so highly skilled. I shouldn't be surprised. Be sure to show us photos."
Jul 11, 2016
Nancy M. Terselic replied to Eva Francis's discussion Home spun thread? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I understand about having a lot of irons in the fire.  They say that you cannot die until you complete a certain percentage of the projects you begin.  If that's true, I'm immortal! I, too, love colors.   While I…"
Jul 11, 2016
Kathleen Minniti replied to Eva Francis's discussion Home spun thread? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I have already aquired a bit of flax to practice on once I have finished spinning the wool.  I did not dye it myself - but the colorway is what helped me persist in practicing when I had not enjoyed the process enough to pursue it in the past.…"
Jul 11, 2016
Nancy M. Terselic replied to Eva Francis's discussion Home spun thread? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I tend to spin very fine as well, although I'm planning to use some handspun wool as gimp in a piece soon.  If history is what you are after, try finding some flax to spin.  It takes a different technique than cotton or…"
Jul 11, 2016
Eva Francis replied to Eva Francis's discussion Home spun thread? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I'm allergic to wool. And cotton will grow in a pot here.  So cotton it is! My first supported spindle was a dowel rod and a glass bead I had on hand! I'm using a length of bought thread taped to a blue index card to check my diameter…"
Jul 11, 2016
Kathleen Minniti replied to Eva Francis's discussion Home spun thread? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I am also learning to spin fine threads with the goal of getting good enough to make lace with my own spinnings.  Right now I'm working with wool/silk blend, as I am a novice spinner.  Even so, I have already achieved a fairly…"
Jul 10, 2016
Administrator replied to Eva Francis's discussion Home spun thread? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Here is a link to a sort of thread size chart I wrote up, with an explanation of how I calculate pattern size relative to thread size. http://laceioli.ning.com/group/threads/page/thread-size-for-pricking-size I did make a piece once-upon-a-time that…"
Jul 10, 2016
Eva Francis replied to Eva Francis's discussion Home spun thread? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Thankyou! Cotton does very fine threads but it depends on the skill of the spinner how consistant the diameter is. Lace has so much history they must have spun some of their supplies! Have looked for some living history  on lace thread spinning…"
Jul 9, 2016
Administrator replied to Eva Francis's discussion Home spun thread? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"We do have some thread charts on this site, but most are for very fine, thin threads. I imagine, not being a spinner, that handspun is likely to be fairly slubby and irregular or inconsistent in thickness. This is not a problem for modern design or…"
Jul 9, 2016
Eva Francis added a discussion to the group Bobbinlace Beginners
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Home spun thread?

I just started and would like to eventually use my own home spun thread. There is a thread size chart on pinterest but it doesn't seem to match the thread sizes recommend? Is there a better chart somewhere? Does anyone use home spun thread? I do cotton on a supported spindle. Thankyou!!See More
Jul 8, 2016
Eva Francis left a comment for Administrator
"Thankyou! Building my bolster and bobbins and have ordered the pins. Can't wait to get started! Some of the recommended books are on the way to my library. The librarian who helped me find them wants a look before they go back!"
Jul 8, 2016
Administrator left a comment for Eva Francis
"Eva 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 a recommended book list and links to good…"
Jul 8, 2016

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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?
Pillow lace
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Any
Tell us more about your lace interests.
Am learning from YouTube. Really like the figure laces

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At 7:28pm on July 8, 2016, Administrator said…

Eva

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 a recommended book list and links to good online lessons. We also have links to Jo Edkins huge site about torchon bobbin lace. And we have lessons right on our website. Look at the gray bar above and click on TUTORIALS.  If you have any questions about our site, contact me and I'll try to help.

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