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A place for bobbin lacers - new and old - to gather and exchange information and ideas. Just like we do when we are all together in real life!

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96- Remate de la liga de novia del vídeo 94 (2/2)

1 Comment
2024/03/24
00:06 UTC

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Finished my practice bookmark, a stitch snapped though 🥲

Any ideas on what I should make next?

0 Comments
2024/03/22
12:03 UTC

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WIP Wednesday: Some Ipswich Lace in preparation for a colonial craft fair demo

1 Comment
2024/03/20
14:31 UTC

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Taking out and pushing in so many pins makes my fingers bleed

I’m practising for a polychrome course I’ll take in a few months. I can’t use glass ball pins when making Chantilly, but these fine pins make my fingers bleed. My skin is very sensitive and dry, I try to keep sit moisturised, but then I cannot touch thread and bobbins. I thought about loosing gloves, but then I will loose my dexterity necessary for knotted picots and inserting the pins with surgical accuracy, since I don’t pre-prick my paper. Advice?

17 Comments
2024/03/17
12:50 UTC

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95- Remate de la Liga de Novia del vídeo 94 (1/2)

1 Comment
2024/03/17
08:37 UTC

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Tips for finishing invisibly?

I’m working on yet another Chantilly Bookmark, but I’m thinking ok how can I finish it without visible knots. I’ve been told to use a reef knot, but that makes the picots at the end look messy, and I cannot be having that. I’ve been thinking of methods, but it’s either that it’s painfully obvious and I have the brain capacity of a squirrel, or I simply don’t know the right method.

Any help is welcome!!

10 Comments
2024/03/14
21:41 UTC

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Was tired from fasting today so I tried to kill time by winding some gimp bobbins this way

Very relaxing, I recommend it.

0 Comments
2024/03/11
15:15 UTC

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My latest snowflake

Really happy with how the colors turned out. Just needs to be starched and it’s ready for a Christmas tree next year.

6 Comments
2024/03/10
17:49 UTC

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94- Empiece de una Liga de Novia (3/3)

1 Comment
2024/03/10
08:21 UTC

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How do you guys sit? I’m a beginner and I keep going into shrimp position, it’s killing my back!

I’m still having fun tho!

8 Comments
2024/03/05
20:49 UTC

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93- Empiece de una Liga de Novia (2/3)

1 Comment
2024/03/03
09:03 UTC

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Second mundillo lace bookmark

Second bookmark (mostly blue) compared to first bookmark (mostly white). I added another diamond to it and made fewer obvious mistakes. The class I'm in is going slowly, but it's helping me to learn.

2 Comments
2024/03/02
23:17 UTC

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Trying out a pattern I saw many beginners on this sub post.

I’m using linen thread, and a bunch of different spiders, kinda like a sampler. I find it a better beginner project than most of the other ones honestly, because you can learn about moving from one ground to another and try out different techniques.

2 Comments
2024/03/02
10:02 UTC

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Are these types of pillows still made?

Dutch pillows like these which are frequently present in paintings look very interesting, and I’m wondering if any links to extant historical examples and (if any) modern recreations of them. Most roller pillows these days are pretty much a cookie pillow with a roller slot. I’ve also found a kind of French pillows which are frequently sold on eBay as antiques, but they are still visually very different from the ones seen in this painting as well as any others. Any help?

20 Comments
2024/02/29
12:25 UTC

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Can you use crochet patterns for Bobin lace?

10 Comments
2024/02/29
08:56 UTC

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WIPWednesday: swatching out some thread colors and styles (silk vs metallic) and various bead sizes | This is a mock up, not the final project

3 Comments
2024/02/28
21:32 UTC

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92-Empiece de una Liga de Novia (1/3)

3 Comments
2024/02/25
06:42 UTC

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