"Clever idea and lovely lace.
If someone wants to color the base, it would need to be something that won't rub off on the thread. Marker on plastic might be undependable.
Unfortunately, the bases of the pizzas we eat are…"
"Jenny, you apparently already have used the Magic Thread method, just didn't know the name.
I think I am going to try what Lorelei does and see if that is a cleaner way to do the join (not having extra threads on the pillow which seem to…"
"Jenny, your lace looks lovely, the book(s) you got for $15 and under were a great buy (my copy of the Beds book was a lot more), and keep that friend!
On joins, has anyone mentioned Christine Springett's Magic Threads technique (and book about…"
"Congratulations on finding bobbin lace!
Making lace can be relaxing and fun, and the lacemaking community is warm and welcoming. You have just heard from several of the most knowledgeable and generous ladies in that lace…"
"One of my carrying bags for cookie pillows is a rodeo roper's bag, which is padded, insulated, and has enough room for one pillow, a notebook, and tools or two pillows and a notebook and I carry the tools in a separate little…"
"Am enjoying this discussion and relieved that someone who has been making lace as long and as well as Lorelei finds the spangled bobbins floppy, too. Thought it was just me, although I suspect that we will hear from lacemakers who learned with the…"
"Paula, I have been looking at a lot of books and textile tools for years, haven't seen anything like this, but I have seen many attempts by inventors of "hobby" equipment to improve on traditional textile tools or to make changes that…"
For all beginners in bobbin lace who need a little help, and for experienced lace makers who are willing to assist. Learn how to make bobbin lace. Learn bobbin lace. Bobbin lace lessons. Bobbin lace tutorial. For other bobbin lace tutorials online, and for discussion of bobbin lace structure, look in the next right column for the red link ONLINE RESOURCES.See More
For discussions of lace history and lace identification. You can post a photo into a comment box for a lace you want to discuss. Bobblin lace history. About historic lace. Kinds of lace. Distinguish types of lace.We can identify a piece of lace for you, but we need good detail. At least one photo with this kind of detail is necessary. Otherwise we are just guessing. A shot of the whole thing is useful…See More
Bedfordshire bobbin lace is a braid/plait based straight lace. The designs usually involve a graceful clothwork trail that meanders through the design, and are usually curvilinear rather than geometric (except for the simplest ones). The ground is usually a 4 strand plait/braid, often with picots. The more complex designs often require threads to be constantly added and removed to achieve a good density.See More
Bobbin lace jewelry. For discussions of materials, findings, workable techniques. Includes both wire jewelry and metallic threads, natural and synthetic threads, beads, and all aspects of special problems pertinent to jewelry.See More
Welcome. Please read the NOTES. They explain our policies and how the software works. Joing whatever groups interest you. Post some photos of your lace. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to…"
Welcome. Please read the NOTES. They explain our policies and how the software works. Joing whatever groups interest you. Post some photos of your lace. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to help.