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14-07-2011, 09:38 PM
I have a friend who lives out of state and she owns a yarn shop. She carries a lot of different things. This week she is in Texas and brought with her my bobbin lace kit. Not sure when but, I am going to find time to learn how to do bobbin lace. Cant wait.:happy:
14-07-2011, 09:39 PM
Lurker. Hmmmm I am a lurker because I am busier than I should be and can't seem to find time to get onsite very often.
14-07-2011, 11:00 PM
Hello Deann. You are no longer a Lurker but are now a Toe-Dipper...lol
15-07-2011, 02:53 AM
I sympathize. I don't know when, probably not for several years, but I really want to learn bobbin lace.
15-07-2011, 08:04 AM
I learned a bit of bobbin lace when I was a girl (maybe around 8 years old). Once you get into the swing of it, its pretty fun though learning all the different bobbin movements for different knots can be tricky.
15-07-2011, 05:21 PM
I hope you have fun with it. I would love to learn also but money to start a new craft would be an issue right now.
15-07-2011, 07:12 PM
Bobbin lace can be done on the cheap. You can make your own bobbins and pillow. And the homemade bobbins are really cute. Size 80 tatting thread is great for beginners (you all have some!) and when you progress, sewing thread works well. The pins are not anything special. So, it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.
Oh, and Catriona, bobbin lace is woven, so no knots!
21-07-2011, 08:31 PM
Well, I got my bobbin lace kit and book. Now the real question is do I have enough brain cells to get started. I wont have a chance for a few days but, am hoping to at least get my toe wet next week. Any tips on getting started are much appreciated.
21-07-2011, 09:43 PM
Which book did you get with your kit? If I have it, it will be easier to give advice for your questions.
Hi Deann, I got a kit, too, about a week ago. No book came with my kit. I read the package: very skimpy instructions, but today at my local Freeway Lace Guild meeting (IOLI) meeting I was told it will be an OK base for a number of years. So far I have two bobbins wound for my first project. I watched a woman doing bobbin lace with doubled #32 WIRE. With BEADS. I got instructions to buy a Beginning Bobbin Lace book by Gilian Dye. I also got a beginners book through Amazon. Good, but not as inspiring as seeing it in person. Lady next to me had finished a thread Loch Ness monster from the book, also including beads. Next month I need to come back with some progress. By the way, they were giving away back issues of the IOLI magazines. Such a find!
21-08-2011, 08:17 AM
Judy dollink, I live near Fresno and could possibly meet you some time. Where does the Freeway Lace Guild meet?
21-08-2011, 08:44 AM
And the homemade bobbins are really cute.
Patty, it sounds interesting. How bobbins can be made?
21-08-2011, 12:11 PM
You can use clothes-pegs (if they can be shared in two pieces), you can take the wooden pins you use for BBQ and past some beads on the right place, I made them from clay too (that coloured stuff, and around a sate-pin and in the furnace), even lollypopsticks or icesticks are possible. They have made bobbinlace with bones or a stick of wood (let it dry before). Imagination is endless, as long as it is thin enough and about 10 cm. A piece of isolation-foam completes it.
I have this trip to San Francisco coming up the end of Sept. I was planning on stopping at the Hobby Lobby on the way there... a bit out of the way, but LA is so backward, we don't have one yet. We might get together around that. The Freeway Lace Guild meets in a church in Pasadena, just off the 210 freeway the 3rd Saturday of each month. Today I priced some old bobbins at the local street fair. $10 each, for four. I passed them up.
22-08-2011, 07:38 PM
Tsk. And they probably have never seen them in use.
Yes! End of Sept is good. I am trying to get up a tatting class at the Hobby Lobby in Visalia. They have some LIzbeth, not a grand assortment, but they do put up the thread in harmonizing colors with the mutli colors they stock. Clover shuttles and the metal Boyes with bobbins. Lots of crochet threads and embroidery floss. Joann's down the street has a handful of Lizbeth, and there is also a Michael's a few block further up. I was amazed that all three stores were within a half mile of each other. There are also lots of beads at Hobby Lobby and Michael's, don't recall what Joann's had. I know a bead store 5 miles north on 99 in Selma, too. If you like quilting threads, the MCC Quilting Center in Reedley, where I live, has a pretty full line of several brands.
My local JoAnn's has reorganized. It looks fresher, but gone are all the 'seasonal's", all the baskets, and decoupage, and except for a really small amount, all the crochet thread. Added more beads, and lots of children's craft stuff.
23-08-2011, 04:31 AM
Here (http://bobbins.lacefairy.com/Bobbins/Cher2.html)is the link to the instructions how to make bobbins out of paper.
25-08-2011, 09:14 PM
I wil have to look when I get back to the house tonight. Thank you.
25-08-2011, 09:21 PM
Seems like it http://images.swap.com/images/books/48/0486261948.jpg this.
25-08-2011, 09:58 PM
Yippee~ I had to look through the bookcase twice, but I have it! So, have you tried anything yet?
22-09-2011, 08:40 PM
Patty, I have not yet. I have about 10 things going right now that I must finish before I can start this. I am working on a needlepoint tractor pic for my grandson, a pair of pjs for my oldest son, redoing couch cushions for my daughter, putting in my fall garden so I may be able to sell items if the weather cooperates, etc. I am going to try my best to be finished with most of this by the end of next week. I am anxious to get started. Thank you!!!
23-09-2011, 12:32 AM
Great! Glad to hear that you have a plan! I'm here, ready and waiting for your questions. I have taught a couple of people to bobbin lace over the net. And now I can make videos it if necessary.
11-10-2011, 05:54 PM
I finally "learned" how to make bobbin lace this last year. I was stunned as to how easy it was, but I have to remind myself that I learned to Tat in 3 hours... maybe I just click with lace making *laugh* I hear you all about the time thing. I love having something on the pillow just sitting in the corner waiting for me like an old patient friend.
I designed my first pricking this summer and have it almost finished - it's a bunny rabbit. I've got a couple of fun "bookmarks" that the ladies in my guild use to teach. Some torchon and a cute little snake. If anyone wants a copy let me know.
hi my name is lily i got all the stuff at ebay to do bobbin lace i got a pattern ofa mat but it does not tell you how to do it it just say honey comb and spider stitch doesany one know do you start of with plait then cloth stich i be very greatfull for any help thank you
i would love you to send me a copy i am tryig to learn bobbin lace from a book finding it very hard do you start of with a plait then a cloth stich i be very gratfull for any tipes thanks
could you help me i loved to learn bobbin lace i would pay for the video thanks
23-10-2011, 04:11 PM
Lily! Your are in the UK. Your best bet would be to contact The Lace Guild (http://www.laceguild.demon.co.uk/) and get one of their beginning bobbin lace books. They are very good and well explained and not expensive. Also, they may be able to put you in contact with a teacher in your area.
15-04-2013, 01:11 PM
I had a class of children and we made bobbins out of the sticks for lollipops; thick, but bendable paper and pony beads, size 6. There is a website with the information how to make them, let me see if I can find it.
Cher's Cute & Classy Paper Bobbins (Cher's Cute & Classy Paper Bobbins)
Brenda Paternoster's Paper Bobbins (http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/lace/paperbobbin/paperbobbin.html)
Jenny Brandis' Paper Bobbins (http://www.brandis.com.au/craft/Lace/bobbin.html)