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Joining the End to the Beginning

I am learning Torchon Lace and have just finished a piece where I need to join the end to the beginning.  I have a Lazy Susan which I found…

Started by Hazel Roots

6 Feb 18
Reply by Kate Bainbridge

A couple of questions

1.  How do you maintain proper tension as you work?  Should I be looking at putting weights on my bobbins?   2.  How do you keep your bobbi…

Started by Trinity

4 Feb 5
Reply by Jo Edkins

Winding the Bobbins

How do you know how much thread to wind on each bobbin?  Is it better to keep the thread for each pair all in once piece (instead of knotti…

Started by Trinity

6 Jan 30
Reply by Elizabeth Ligeti

Very new here

I would like to ask for help please. I have tatted for years and when my hands began to stiffen up I made a comment to my 84 year old fathe…

Started by Rosa

4 Jan 28
Reply by Trinity

German Hooded Bobbins anyone?

Hi all! I am going to try my hand at using a bolster pillow and german hooded bobbins for Idrija lace (purchased from https://www.kloeppels

Started by Joan Thomas

5 Nov 26, 2020
Reply by Joan Thomas

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…

Started by Mary Mangan

4 Sep 8, 2020
Reply by Mary Mangan

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 lon…

Started by Mary Mangan

4 Jul 28, 2020
Reply by Mary Mangan

The Pennypincher's Guide to Bobbin Lacemaking

Hi, all, We all could use some thrifty ways to keep ourselves equipped, especially as we take more classes, start new projects for gifts or…

Started by Beth Schoenberg

10 Apr 13, 2019
Reply by Jo

More unmarked patterns....

A bit of a cheek, I know, but here are two more unmarked patterns, which have completely flumoxed me. They are in the Museum of Cambridge.…

Started by Jo Edkins

15 Jun 22, 2018
Reply by Jo Edkins

Half stitch fan using twist cross?

Im still new to Twist Cross , since i now have a Spanish pillow that I love. I’m unsure doing a half stitch fan- do I need to put on two t…

Started by Christina King

6 Jun 12, 2018
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

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