Contemporary Bobbin Lace


Contemporary Bobbin Lace

For those interested in designing and making contemporary and modern bobbin lace designs which don't fit into traditional categories.  Many of these will be pictorial or realistic representations, but some will be abstract.

The logo is a piece by Ilske Thomsen of Hamburg.

Members: 82
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2017

Discussion Forum

Modern lace design challenge 22 Replies

Do you remember the design challenge opened by Lorelei in May?…Continue

Started by Brona Bacilkova. Last reply by Administrator Jan 27, 2017.

Designing new Bobbin Lace stitches 106 Replies

Hi,I have been looking at all the Bobbin Lace stitches that one can possibly make and wondering if I could create new ones.  I started with "The Book of Bobbin Lace Stitches" by Cook and Stott.  I…Continue

Started by Veronika Irvine. Last reply by Veronika Irvine Feb 22, 2015.

Rose ground variants with strong diagonal lines 1 Reply

In response to Veronika Irvine's diagonal modern grounds I found some existing, apparently traditional (but rare) rose ground variants which have strong diagonal lines.  The first is a pdf file I…Continue

Started by Administrator. Last reply by Veronika Irvine Nov 21, 2014.

Work of Daniela Banatova 5 Replies

I have been admiring the work of Daniela Banatova, and trying to figure out why I like it so much. For one thing, the colors are very luminous. What kind of thread do you use, Daniela?Examining both…Continue

Started by Devon Thein. Last reply by Daniela Banatova Feb 1, 2013.

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Comment by Administrator on July 31, 2017 at 5:43pm

Pierre Fouche's contemporary non-pictorial bobbin lace.

Comment by Administrator on December 14, 2016 at 4:30pm

Here is a set of photos of rope bobbin lace, including the pattern, detail shots and some work-in-process. The lace itself is purely traditional, although not regular or symmetrical. The scale makes it modern.

Comment by Administrator on July 11, 2016 at 4:06pm

This flower corsage is especially interesting because of the decorations in the clothwork. Rather more complex than what is usually found.

Comment by Maribel Albert on July 5, 2016 at 9:17am

Janices , in Spain copyright exist, you are right that there are some lace makers, with little morality that publish whole books, I happened to me and I reported. You just have to denounce these publications for this to not happen again.

But this does not happen only in Spain, I'm an editor and author have seen my works also copied in Argentina, Italy and Slovenia.

Comment by Janice Blair on July 4, 2016 at 6:54pm

The contemporary lace is interesting, but under Other Albums I noticed that several seem to be copies of pages from books and maybe the whole book in some cases. I guess that copyright doesn't exist in Spain or wherever these photos were posted from.

Comment by Administrator on July 4, 2016 at 4:34pm

An album of contemporary European bobbin lace. very modern. Includes a few patterns.

Comment by Administrator on June 11, 2016 at 7:19pm

This lady has done some really interesting work, not flat. Shows pictures of work in process.

Comment by Administrator on December 15, 2015 at 3:47pm

Using people's legs and toilet plungers as pins to make rope lace -

Comment by Administrator on October 17, 2015 at 8:39pm
Comment by Administrator on September 24, 2015 at 1:38am

I just discovered this group today on Facebook. It is not just contemporary bobbin lace. I say some needle lace as well. Very interesting.


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