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For discussions about varieties of pillows, bobbins, tatting shuttles, pillow stands, embroidery hoops and frames.  For discussions of regional variations, merits of different materials and shapes, collecting, etc.  Tools and equipment for bobbin lace,

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Some Suppliers:  http://www.pinterest.com/LaceNews/

Bobbins, tools, bobbin holders:  http://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/bobbin-lace-tools/

Many different kinds and shapes of pillows and stands:

      http://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/bobbin-lace-working-setup/ 

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Crochet needle for bobbin lace sewings, etc.? 2 Replies

What size crochet needle is recommended for doing sewings on bobbin lace, etc.?Continue

Started by Trinity. Last reply by Trinity Jul 26.

Project Bag

I've been looking for a project bag for my lacemaking, so I can carry it with me on long trips, to lace guild meetings, etc.  My original thought was to have a separate, custom bag for each type…Continue

Started by Trinity Jul 7.

Crocheted Bobbin Holders 5 Replies

A while back, I saw instructions for crocheting bobbin holders to hold bobbins in position and out of the way while not in use.  It was more than just a strip that you pin to your cushion on each end…Continue

Started by Trinity. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Mar 27.

Recommended Finish for Wood Bobbins? 1 Reply

I've been turning wood for a while and I'm still in the practice stage of developing my wood turning skils, so I thought I would begin to turn my own lace bobbins.  The journey began on 2/26/2021, I…Continue

Started by Tamra Brogdon. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Mar 4.

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Comment by Patty Dowden on March 20, 2012 at 10:19am

The common thread of the Puerto Rican pillows is that they accommodate the bobbins held in the hand.  They all share a vertical nature.  I hadn't seen this kind of pillow on iron stands, but it makes sense.

Comment by Blanca Torres on March 20, 2012 at 12:08am

The pillow on picture 22 of Museo del Mundillo is made of stone.  I know that, but now i'm very curious to find out who made it and when.  I 'll see if I can find some information on it.  I saw it when I visited the museum, but I don't remember its origin.  

Comment by Paula Harten on March 19, 2012 at 8:07pm

There sure is a variety There is an unusual one in this  Museo del Mundillo.  Picture 022 in the galeria is a unique "pillow" that makes me begin to wonder if the Spiro lace might have been made on a pillow, after all. ☺ One would have to ask if it was a modern or historical one.

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on March 19, 2012 at 1:46pm

Patty

There seems to be some variety in the shapes of those Puerto Ricao pillows.  In some the bobbin rest is flat, in some it is at an angle so gravity works.  Some have wide rollers, some narrow.  I've seen quite a few on Picasa, but I haven't collected a list of urls so I can't show you.  I'm kicking myself.  You never know what will turn up to be interesting to someone you know.

Comment by Patty Dowden on March 19, 2012 at 2:08am

Oh yes! Those are Puerto Rican pillows.  I am after my husband to help with the woodwork so I can have one, too, because I am Puerto Rican.

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on March 18, 2012 at 4:03pm

Chris

I can see how the bent hook would work better.  It is always a struggle to get a perfectly flat metal tool to hook a thread on a perfectly flat pillow.

Comment by Chris Brill-Packard on March 18, 2012 at 3:19pm

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I have started giving this to each new member of our group since it makes sewings a dream.   Everyone is happy doing their sewings. 

Bent crochet hook photo attached.   I purchased it from Susan Groh of Unique Expressions, 6501 E. 113th St, Kansas City, MO  64134  (816) 761-7067  gsgroh@yahoo.com  

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on March 15, 2012 at 9:20pm

Blanca

Interesting.  Most of the Spanish lacemakers seem to use a vertical half cylinder shape now.  It is interesting how geographical region affects pillow choice.

Comment by Blanca Torres on March 15, 2012 at 8:01pm

The pillows in that picasa are made by a lacemaker's hysband.  They are from Spain.

They are the same design as the Puerto Rican traditional pillow.

Comment by Blanca Torres on March 15, 2012 at 7:57pm

The pillows in that picasa are made by a lacemaker's husband.  They are from Spain.  The pillows follow the traditional Puerto Rican design.

 

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