Barbara Gordon
  • Female
  • Kenosha, WI
  • United States

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Lizbeth thread..
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There was a discussion once about Lizbeth thread and how it twisted.  I had said that I didn't have any problems with it.  I am taking it all back.   I have been making more tatted Ice Drops and I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen Minniti Feb 26.

Looking for a book....pattern!
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I am looking for a book of designs done by B. Cook.  I had seen where someone had done this one pattern (will enclose), and so I went on a search, but so far no luck.  I wonder if anyone can help…Continue

Tags: Bridget Cook pattern, bobbin lace pattern

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Gordon Jan 2, 2017.


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Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Barbara Gordon's photo


"I love the way this type of  lace looks. But I haven't tried it yet. Do show us your experiments."
Barbara Gordon posted a photo


Just received this book yesterday. Besides being surprisingly heavy, I was amazed by all that is inside of it. I sure hope I have a lot of luck figuring this all out. Beautiful lace..!
Barbara Gordon commented on Carla Neal's photo

Learning Half Stitch

"I like the half stitch.  I just get a bit confused when I'm going a pattern with mixed stitches in it, and knowing which bobbins then need more thread on them.  I haven't done anything like that in a while now, so I'm…"
Jun 14
Barbara Gordon commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Tools and Equipment
"Three hours ago, I had  posted about the biggest bobbin lace pillow in the world on my FB page and have seen interests  in it already.   I was truly amazed myself at how they went about making it.  I have made two pillows…"
Jun 12
Barbara Gordon replied to Jo Edkins's discussion More unmarked patterns.... in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Wow..whatever they are, they look to me like that might have been used a lot and maybe with a larger pin too, or just more open because of use.   Just guessing, but it looks like a place where they put their braiding.  I think…"
Jun 9
Barbara Gordon commented on Barbara Gordon's photo

Bookmark is finished

"I totally agree Lorelei Halley.  And such a feeling of accomplishment when done.  Even if there are maybe a few mistakes.."
Apr 29
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Barbara Gordon's photo

Bookmark is finished

"Bobbin lace is good for the soul. Nicely done."
Apr 28
Barbara Gordon posted a photo

Bookmark is finished

I finally finished the bookmark. Glad to get back into doing bobbin lace again.
Apr 28
Barbara Gordon replied to Tracy Bossinger's discussion Norwegian bobbin lace patterns?
"I just did a google search and came up with this.  Sometimes you play around in one of these and patterns can be found.  Hope this might help a…"
Apr 19
Barbara Gordon posted photos
Apr 15
Barbara Gordon posted a blog post

Back to doing bobbin lace...

My lace group is doing a two Saturday retreat where some are getting more advanced and other's as myself are just getting back into doing it again.  So far we had a great time and made progress with our work.  I myself got back into again without to much of a problem.  Just a little slow in the beginning, but then I was right back on track with it. Here is the starting of my bookmark.  I increased the pattern from 100% to 150%, as most of the others did also.  Used size 40 Anchor Cordonnet #47…See More
Apr 15
Barbara Gordon replied to Eva Francis's discussion Home spun thread? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I have spun some threads, but only with a hand spindle.  Have tried a full spinner that belongs to a woman in my lace group and she said I picked up on right away.  Fine, but..the spinners are quite expensive and now my hands aren't…"
Apr 6
Barbara Gordon left a comment for Jonelle Butler
"Hi Jonelle,  I will be eager to find out what your interests are.  Wondering if your here to learn something new or to maybe teach us something.  Lots of interesting people here already."
Apr 5
Barbara Gordon commented on Peggy Lagodny's photo

Hinojosa - smooth curve

"This is what I am eager to get started making.  I am really interested in how to make that one row that looks like it is twisted.  I have ordered one book, but it doesn't have that stitch in it.  I'm not home now and…"
Mar 2
Kathleen Minniti replied to Barbara Gordon's discussion Lizbeth thread..
"I suspect you may be working with a shuttle wound from the "other" end, Barbara.  Twist is a function of spinning the thread; when you load your shuttle, look at which direction the spiral of the thread goes.  looking down from…"
Feb 26
Kathleen Minniti commented on Barbara Gordon's photo


"Another lovely ice drop - well done!"
Feb 26

Profile Information

What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
Torchon, Maltese, Honiton and more
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Want to get better
Your personal website, if you have one.
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I started getting into lace in 1988. Joined a lace group and then learned tatting, Hardanger and bobbin lace. I belong to a few lace groups now. I have also taught some beginning bobbin lace to a few ladies.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.
None at this time...

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Back to doing bobbin lace...

My lace group is doing a two Saturday retreat where some are getting more advanced and other's as myself are just getting back into doing it again.  So far we had a great time and made progress with our work.  I myself got back into again without to much of a problem.  Just a little slow in the beginning, but then I was right back on track with it.



Posted on April 15, 2018 at 9:00pm

I'm ready to get going on my lace making...

After my total hip and PT for that, then more PT for my neck again, as it wasn't doing to good at all, I have now hit a time when it is almost over.  I still have some dry needling done on my neck, but I am doing pretty good.   I now want to get my book out and get going.  

I have no instructor so it will be just me and the things I've learned about bobbin lace already, which I think/hope is enough.   My patterns are printed out now all I have to do is clear a pillow.  I have to…


Posted on July 2, 2017 at 9:31pm — 4 Comments

Still dreaming about Hinojosa Lace...‏..

Had a total hip replacement on December 27th with some minor complications like an infection.  Having plenty of in home PT and visiting nurses.  I must be getting better because now I'm thinking about Hinojosa Lace again.  To see my Dr this morning to find out the next move and I'm getting antsy..!

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 2:38am — 4 Comments

Just to let you know.....

I've had surgery on my neck last Tuesday the 24th.   Lots of arthritis.  He had to take out each disc, clean it up, put it back in with new spacer bars between them.  Right doesn't feel good at all...!!  Lots of pain today, must be healing...ha, ha!

Hope to get back into things in maybe a week or so...I hope.  Will be thinking of all the projects your doing and I'm not...!

Later friends...


I still want to make this…


Posted on August 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

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At 8:33am on January 8, 2017, Shawn said…

Thank you Barbara!  My Mom and I have always loved lace and she bought me a kit many years ago and now I have some time to learn. 

At 8:12am on January 2, 2017, Cathy Wesemann said…
Good morning, Barbara,

My husband and I love the Kenosha area. When we can, we visit the Bristol Ren Faire there. That was our first Renaissance faire we attended and so, it is our favorite. We've been going almost every year for almost 20 years.
Next time we go, I'll have to check out their crafts area and see if there are any bobbin lacers there.
At 6:48am on November 12, 2016, Mary DeChristopher said…

Thanks for contacting me Barbara.  I am a little slow, trying to learn to navigate Laceioli site.  I am having some difficulty identifying some of my laces.  can you recommend where to go with questions?

Kind Regards,

Mary Dee

At 4:55pm on November 3, 2016, Virginia Berg said…

Just doing torchon so far.  Want to do it in a bigger format so it is easier to see. 

At 10:20am on October 16, 2016, Julie Castle said…

Thank you for the welcome!  I am browsing the site at this point.  There is sooo much to look at.  I began with an interest in Romanian Point Lace, but I have been following some Italian bloggers' blogs and love their work.  From watching the videos I may just try my hand at bobbin lace.

I found recently that I've created many knitted lace patterns with my yarn over errors that I, of course, took out.  I'm working on a couple lacey knitted pieces, but they are on the back burner, again, as I focus on Christmas gifts.

I'm busy crocheting my cord for some Romanian or tape lace ideas I've found at the Antique Pattern Library.

Too much to do!  

At 12:28pm on October 15, 2016, Virginia Berg said…

Hi Barbara,

I do multiple crafts so I have rotated back to doing some bobbin lace again.  Made a few small pieces.  Because I don't like working with thin thread, I have been increasing the size of prickings and making them in 4 ply cotton.  I also made my own bobbins- a fun thing to do carving the dowels and adding beads on my covered porch during the summer.  I am using Lessons in Bobbin Lacemaking by Doris Southard because it explains everything from "scratch" as it were.  Also using Bobbin Lace by Dye and Thunder for relearning the basics and practicing- but doing it larger.

It is relaxing.


At 6:57pm on October 14, 2016, madeleine dickerson said…

Hi Barbara,

Thank you for the greeting to the site.  I am a beginner in bobbin lace. I have finished several bookmarks, a small lst doily, and am now trying to do a Slovenian lace butterfly which I am enjoying. 


At 10:12pm on June 16, 2016, carol coallier said…

thank you ,so much.I would love to be your friend. How long have you been doing  lace?

At 2:23am on June 10, 2016, Priit Halberg said…

Hello Barbara! There is a saying that one picture can tell more than hundred words, so I send you a photo of my works at the bobbin lace festival that took place last summer in Pärnu (Estonia). The white "table cloth" is actually a shawl I made of fine wool and in bobbin lace technique. It is one meter wide and two meters long and it took about 900 working hours to complete it. I also like to make something for men - so there are two ties and also a lace for a tuxedo belt... I hope you like them.

At 5:38pm on June 8, 2016, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…


From Carolina's website. The black lace near the bottom is a free Hinojosa pattern.


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