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spooky.kitty
« on: April 15, 2008 12:20:55 AM »

i wanna start making lace for my lolita dresses and i have a few quiestions

bobbin lace.. i think this stuff is reallllyyy pretty but how time consuming is it? also is it hard to learn
tatting... how does this make lace? (it wasnt in the wiki)
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008 04:22:57 PM »

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Bobbin lace takes a while to get the hang of, and it's much easier to learn if you have someone to show you, rather than trying to learn from a book. Also, the supplies can be relatively expensive. Tatting is easier to learn, and all you need is a shuttle and string. You can pick up a shuttle at any sewing/ craft store.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2008 05:50:34 AM »

Grin

Bobbin lace takes a while to get the hang of, and it's much easier to learn if you have someone to show you, rather than trying to learn from a book. Also, the supplies can be relatively expensive. Tatting is easier to learn, and all you need is a shuttle and string. You can pick up a shuttle at any sewing/ craft store.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008 05:49:32 AM »

If you feel you need hands-on instruction and do not already know someone who makes bobbin lace, I would suggest contacting an SCA group local to you.  They are practically obsessed with learning historical craft techniques, and if someone does not offer to teach you for free, the classes are dirt cheap compared to learning from a craft store.

I believe your local barony is the Steppes.  Email the Arts and Sciences Officer and ask to be put in contact with someone who might teach you lace making.

<And now back to the real world>  Victoria Trading Company has a bobbin lace kit.  I was given one as a gift.  I have not actually broken it out to mess with it yet, so I cannot speak to its usefulness at the moment.

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