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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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What is this? 3 Replies

A neighbor gave me this and said it was her grandmother's used for tatting.  Well I know that is NOT what it is, but the lacy pattern and the bobbin-like shape of the handle makes me think it was…Continue

Started by Paula Harten. Last reply by Jane Meier Jul 15.

Pillow Pointers? 8 Replies

Hello! I'm new to bobbin lace making, and am looking for advice for a good pillow.As I am Mostly Broke, I started with what I call "Eff-it" materials - what I have around the house (which as I am a…Continue

Tags: tools, pillow, equipment

Started by Laura French. Last reply by Anita Hansen Jul 5, 2017.

Worker and cover cloths 9 Replies

Hey all you lovely lacer's. Today i got busy and made myself some cloths. I couldnt find the blue that suited me, so i bought some 100% cotton raw calico and i dyed it myself to this lovely blue, Its…Continue

Tags: cloth, cover cloth, worker cloth

Started by Joseph. Last reply by Milagros Rivera Diaz Mar 19, 2017.

Library of Lace Books 6 Replies

Has anyone used an "app" to manage their personal library of lace books or their guild's library of lace books?  Our guild ranges from a member who does not have a computer to members who use…Continue

Started by Sally Olsen. Last reply by Laura Sandison Jul 27, 2016.

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Comment by Maribel Albert on August 20, 2016 at 11:41am

vous pouvez expliquer en français, je comprends

Comment by Bouvot Michel et Claudette on August 20, 2016 at 11:18am

It's a French man who make it. but My English is too poor to explain ! His Email :

"Jean Roux"     gevaudent@free.fr  You can say that I gave you his address.

I bought them to work metal threads (very good) and after, I gave them to my blind lace maker and so, the thread stay very well on  (or in) the bobbin.

Comment by Barbara Gordon on August 20, 2016 at 11:01am

Oh shoot...I had posted something about this strange shuttle I purchased that holds two bobbins.  I deleted it, but then someone had made a comment.  So sorry.

Here it is again..  I have since found out that the shuttle brothers have something on their site explaining how to use it.  I still haven't used it myself.  I'm kind of slow on things lately....

Comment by Maribel Albert on August 20, 2016 at 10:10am

waw, I like very much this bobbins,  where I can buy?

Comment by Bouvot Michel et Claudette on August 20, 2016 at 9:52am

This is a type of bobbin very useful for a lace maker of my association (DBCC) who is blind from birth. With these bobbins, she can make lace (as you can see on the picture) nearly without my help ! The thread is inside the bobbin and can be elongated or shorter very easy. Just turn right or left the end of the bobbin. 

Comment by Bouvot Michel et Claudette on August 20, 2016 at 9:43am

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on October 29, 2015 at 9:24pm

I have got very used to using a clover one with the pointy end - pick-, and even used my original shuttle, the other day, - no pick on it, and got so frustrated, that AI unwound it, and rewound the yards of thread onto a clover type so I could get on with my work!!!! so I better not try any other types - I have one with the separate shuttle, in the middle, and a hook on one end, but...!!!!!!!

Comment by Barbara Gordon on October 29, 2015 at 6:49am

The shuttles do look a bit odd, but I now have three and one more on the way.  The one I'm getting is even a bit different, but only because of the shuttle it is using.  I was told that it will hold up to 10 yards of size 20 thread.  It looks a bit different and is being made by someone just starting.  I'll let you know more about it after it arrives.  Will tell more about it later...so far though it's working fine.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on October 24, 2015 at 7:25pm

I have seen pictures those odd shuttles, Barbara. How are you getting on with it? It cwertainly looks strange!

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on October 24, 2015 at 5:42pm

Ed - This is always a question. I have posted a chart of thread size equivalents that I use, on my personal website, but not everybody will agree.

 http://lynxlace.com/learningbobbinlace-basics.html#threadsizes

Then there is the question of what form of lace are you making and what thread does the pattern call for.

On October 12, 2012 I wrote a long comment about how I calculate how much to reduce or enlarge a pattern to fit the thread I have on hand. That explains part of the problem.

 http://laceioli.ning.com/forum/topics/thread-change-vs-altering-pri...

For a lace like torchon, where many beginners start, the thread has to be a good match with the pattern size or it will come out very badly. This is true of any straight lace.

I still use inches, so my calculations have an extra step. If you are working with millimeters somebody else will have to suggest what thread sizes match with spaces whose distance is measured in millimeters.

Lorelei

 

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