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« on: August 15, 2005 11:52:36 AM »

Greetings all,

I was wondering if any of y'all out there have made (or currently make) bobbin lace.  I've been teaching myself (with a bit of help from others who've dabbled in it) and thought I'd find out if anyone has resources to recommend.
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005 04:26:01 AM »

I've only done a small amount of bobbin lace (I don't know that I really care for it, though I'm always going to give it another go one of these days) but there are lots of pattern and how to sites on the net.
This one is helpful:
http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/

I did have others, but for some reason, all my lace bookmarks disappeared! Angry
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2005 08:13:37 AM »

I just started making bobbin lace as well.  I bought a starter kit from Halcyon Yarns.  They look to be a good source for supplies (I also buy yarn there for many knitting projects).
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2005 08:21:08 AM »

whats bobbin lace? i tried lookin it up but i couldnt find anything on it!! is it hard?! xxx
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2005 12:03:06 PM »

Bobbin lace is classified as a form of handweaving, but it doesn't involve a loom, per se.  The lace is made up of 2 basic "stitches" which result from the crossing of threads which are held on long, thin "bobbins" and are worked on a "pillow."

Here's a few sites to look at:
http://lace.lacefairy.com/BeginGuide.html
http://www.allfiberarts.com/library/aa01/aa091401.htm
http://www.havenonline.com/bobbinlace/
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2005 01:43:32 PM »

wow thank you! that looks reali cool!! good luck, it looks rather complicated xxxx
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2005 07:04:31 AM »

I used to make bobbin lace, when I was a bit younger.  The best book I found was one I picked up from the Lace Museum in Nottingham (UK), called something like Lace making wth Brer Rabbit.  Sadly it was printed by them, and not published.  Sorry it's not much help.

I learned on a polystyrene pillow, but I then got a rectangular one (not polystyrene) with a central section with moving blocks.  If you're planning on doing long runs of lace I'd reccommend one of these, as it means you can carry on making even when you get towards the end ofthe pillow, you just unpin the top finished section, and slide it out of the top and in at the bottom, ready to continue making.

I might have to get my lace stuff out again - Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2005 07:29:29 AM »

Does anyone know if you are able to do yardage with a cushion-style pillow?  Obviously, using a roller type would simplify this immensely.  However, i really can't afford to invest the money in more equipment right now.  I would imagine that you could CAREFULLY move everything up on the pricking, but I am not sure.  Any suggestions?
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2005 11:43:54 AM »

I'm not sure about using the pillow for yardage, but I have seen instructions for making a roller/cylindrical pillow, if you feel up to making one.
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2005 01:02:38 PM »

that's an idea.  it's probably wouldn't be that hard to make a roller pillow.  not that i am ready to get into yardage yet.  but, probably sooner rather than later.
i may have to go hunting for those directions...
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