Shirley McFarland
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I've spun bleached linen for a bobbin lace project.  It isn't fine enough for any regular lace project, but I'm told that linen can be made soft so I thought I'd try a scarf.  I would like to know if…Continue

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Shirley McFarland replied to Shirley McFarland's discussion bobbin lace scarf
"Thank you Lorelei.  I'll continue looking for a scarf pattern to use my handspun linen.  If anyone reading this has a suggestion, I'd be very grateful."
Sep 21
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Shirley McFarland's discussion bobbin lace scarf
"I will be interested to hear, also. I do recall that some members have mentioned spinning."
Sep 21
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bobbin lace scarf

I've spun bleached linen for a bobbin lace project.  It isn't fine enough for any regular lace project, but I'm told that linen can be made soft so I thought I'd try a scarf.  I would like to know if anyone else has spun linen for bobbin laceSee More
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"This is just so cute.  I love it."
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"All the items were from my Idrija Lace Workshop with Allie Marguccio.  It was at the Northwest Regional Conference in Newberg, Oregon"
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"The bird is beautiful. Who designed it?"
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"Nice work."
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"Online classes would be amazing!"
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"I love this! It is so alive!"
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Bobbin made tape laces (braid laces)

Varieties of this kind include Russian tape lace, Schneeberger lace, Idrija lace, Lepoglava, Hinojosa and Milanese.  These laces are popular today particularly in Italy, Spain, and Russia.  They go back to the mid 1500s in Italy and Flanders.  Milanese tape lace is more complex and adds fancy decorative stitches and holes into the tape itself.  Hinojosa, dating from at least the late 19th c through the 20th c, is from the south west of Spain and relies on changing the stitch used to allow the…See More
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Torchon

Torchon bobbin lace is a geometric lace with a mesh ground.  It is very popular with lacemakers.  Includes the 's-Gravenmoerse motif.See More
Apr 15, 2012
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Point Ground Laces

Point ground laces include Bucks point, Tonder, Bayeux, Chantilly, Blonde, Beveren and others that use the CTTT ground.  During the 19th century virtually every nation that had a bobbin lace making tradition produced some form of point ground lace.See More
Apr 15, 2012
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Russian tape doily

"I do enjoy making tape lace.  This is really nice."
Apr 15, 2012
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"Very pretty."
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What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker, collector, lace historian
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
torchon, beds, bucks, russian tape, brugge
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
all bobbin lace
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I've been learning bobbin lace since 2006. I love the history and different kinds of lace. I'm trying to learn different types of bobbin lace. Flanders and Chantilly are the next two I'll attempt.

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At 12:38am on April 15, 2012, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

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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, contact me and I'll try to help.

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