Mary Mangan
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  • Somerville MA
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Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion How to treat a finished item? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"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…"
Sep 8
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion How to treat a finished item? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Helpful--thanks so much!  I'm relieved to know that it's fine off the pillow. "
Sep 8
Jo Edkins replied to Mary Mangan's discussion How to treat a finished item? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"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…"
Sep 8
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Mary Mangan's discussion How to treat a finished item? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"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…"
Sep 7
Mary Mangan added a discussion to the group Bobbinlace Beginners
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How to treat a finished item?

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
Sep 7
Mary Mangan replied to Eduardo Márquez's discussion Rolls of pricking film?
"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…"
Jul 31
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Jul 30
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Need some guidance on threads, especially silk in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"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…"
Jul 28
Kate Bainbridge replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Need some guidance on threads, especially silk in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"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…"
Jul 28
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Need some guidance on threads, especially silk in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"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…"
Jul 27
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Need some guidance on threads, especially silk in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I really like your lace design. I don't work with silk (too expensive) but some of our members do."
Jul 27
Mary Mangan added a discussion to the group Bobbinlace Beginners
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Need some guidance on threads, especially silk

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
Jul 26
Mary Mangan commented on Mary Mangan's video
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Savoir-faire of tombolo lace | Dior 2020 collection features Tombolo

"This was part of a story that I found about the new season collection here: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dior-used-extremely-rare-technique-165446355.html I am hoping that lace will soon have a moment in the sun, the way embroidery did…"
Jul 26
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Savoir-faire of tombolo lace

Requiring immense feats of manual dexterity and patience, the slow and meticulous craft of lace making native to Puglia is known as ‘tombolo’. Still recoveri...
Jul 26
Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Mary Mangan
"Mary 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."
Jun 26

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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?
Torchon, Ipswich
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Bucks point, modern, wire
Photo sharing site with photos of your work, if you have one (picasa,flickr,photobucket,etc)
http://www.instagram.com/memsomerville/
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I'm interested in historical lace, especially Revolutionary War period. But I would like to sample widely and learn about many styles.

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Interior with a seated woman tatting; bird in a cage on the wall to left. c.1770s Mezzotint

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At 4:40pm on June 26, 2020, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Mary

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.

 
 
 

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