"This lace has a nice footside that should work perfectly for this. But that's a great tip on the pin holes too. When I do the lappets later (took a month just to make the edge), those will need to be attached in the main body and the pin hole…"
"When you sew your piece on, you can try to sew into some of the pin holes in the lace, especially at the edge, where the pairs change direction. That means, if the lace gets pulled away from the clothing in any way (which tends to happen when you…"
"Bobbin lace does not need to be blocked. It is in perfect condition when it comes off the pillow. a few years ago I set up a page with advice about attaching lace to fabric. It might help with some of your questions. I don't claim to be an…"
Hi folks--If we were still having Sunday lace groups, I'm sure someone would be able to point me the right way on this. But now I'm adrift. I've just about finished a lace that will be the edge of a cap that I'll be wearing frequently (once historical re-enactments start back up). But unlike knitting, I have no idea how to treat a finished piece. Do I need to block it? Wash it? Iron it?What do I need to do with something that will be going into real service on clothing?If there's a good book…See More
"I did this same hunt as well. And I couldn't understand--I have fabulous Google-fu, and cannot figure out why I couldn't get quantities of it too! I still don't understand why.
But like Michele, I gave up and decided to use colored…"
"Oh, yay! More Ipswich fans is another goal of mine.
I can't believe that I never heard of this remarkable American lace in all my years around textile history and crafts and historical reenactment. When I took the intro to bobbin lace…"
"Hi Mary, well done I am really impressed. I had not heard of Ipswich lace before, and I am really interested now. I have had close connections with Ipswich in the the past and would really like to make some.
i would be most grateful if you could…"
"Yeah, that's another thing--a cone would have to be cheaper, I am thinking...
This is Ipswich #11 that Karen Thompson recreated from the Library of Congress samples. I took her course with the Lace Museum this month, and now I'm all…"
Hello lacers: I'm new to bobbin lace in the past year or so, and getting ready to tackle bigger items. Current squad goal is some nice long lappets for a colonial period cap, made with Ipswich lace. I have just started working with silk thread, and I'm running through these tiny spools pretty fast even on the practice pieces. But I can't seem to see larger units (like cones) available for the #50 black like I've been using. My questions are: 1. Are threads like this as susceptible to dye lot…See More
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Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. Post some photos of your lace. If you have any questions about this site, contact me and I'll try to ehlp.