Pattern Number 5 from Pamela Nottingham's book "Bedforshirte Lacemaking". Worked in 90/2 linen thread. My first ever bobbin lace hankie edge, first time using linen thread, first time for curved foot-sides, and first time for these flowers .
Well, I have done my join, finished off the ends, and am ready to mount my edge to handkercheif Linen. First time I have done a join in Bedfordshire, first time doing a bobbin lace handkie edge, first time using linen thread, and first…"
"Lorelei, Thank you. Makes sense planning endings before beginnings. something to add to the back of the brain for the next one. Your pages are fabulous, I must look at them more often.
I have finished off half the ends behind the foot side,…"
"Thank you Lorelei. I didn't even think of bundling together in this instance. I left plenty of thread when I cut the bobbins off to do something with. On the foot side I think I will be OK, but it's where plait joins a plait I was…"
"Morning All, For those of you who are following my journey in my Beds handkie edging, I am nearly finished. I am up to the join and this is my first Beds join. I have really only done one major join before, in a piece of Torchon. In that piece, I…"
"Yes Liz, 'tis me. I am so grateful to you & Lorelei with all the help the two of you give so freely. I have made two bookmarks using notes that Lorelei has sent on starting, and have notes that you have sent on 6pr crossings, that I refer…"
"Thanks Lorelei, My join, when I get to it, will be done in the middle of the day when the light is best. I do have lamps of course, (and magnifiers!) but I mainly knit or do other stitching at night in front of TV. Currently working on a HUGE drawn…"
"Morning Liz & Lorelei,
I just googled Christinine Springett and found her website. Will have to have a good look later when I have more time. Also just found a page on the Gumnuts pages too which looks very helpful.
I just checked out where I…"
I have been crocheting since a young child, learnt tatting as a teenager, introduced to bobbin lace in my 20's & needlelace in my 40's. My favourites are those done with a needle, especially reticella, drawn thread, & tenneriffe lace. Bedfordshire is my favourite of the bobbin laces, which I am trying to teach myself.