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How To Make Lace

lacemakingNo matter how good a garment is, it can always be improved by adding some lace. Izabela looks at Punto in Aria and bobbin lace.

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eggiebert  
How To Make Lace   /boggles/ Fantastic.  
 
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jesslin  
How To Make Lace   At the risk of being a persnickety know-it-all, might I humbly suggest you pick a different word to describe the second action in making a 'whole' stitch (or cloth stitch, as fussy Americans know it :D ). By crossing threads in all three steps, it is entirely likely your threads will never mesh into a single piece.

The standardized way to describe the sequence, for readers who may be unfamiliar, is to 'cross' left-over-right the middle two bobbins, *'twist' right-over-left* the first two bobbins and the last two bobbins, then 'cross' left-over right the middle two again. This ensures the threads interlock and hold their shape once the pattern is done and the pins are removed.

Sorry if this seems high-handed of me, but it's an important detail. Lace making is really quite easy, even though no one seems to believe me when I tell them, and it's always good to see someone spreading the word :D
 
 
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hirondelle  
How To Make Lace   thanks for that - i simply followed the instructions in the book quoted and that was the way it described the process - it is still the same process but a different description of it.. It worked for me and other UK lacemakers i talked to used the same way of descibing. . I see no problem with either of them, to be honest, people will remember things differently - but now, thanks to you, they have a choice, and if it can make it easier for them, that's fantastic!
also, we may have discovered yet another UIK/USA indiosyncracy.... :-)
 
 
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char749  
How To Make Lace   I am encouraged to once again give bobbin lace a try. Up to now I have failed miserably, perhaps because I have not put enough time into it.

I wish to learn how to do a simple lace such as the open one you have created for your collar. Is the pattern in the book you mentioned or would you suggest where I might find a narrow, very open pattern that is similar. I would like to put it on an 18c man's cap.

Thank you for the great article and photos.

Charlene Roberts
 
 
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hirondelle  
How To Make Lace   the pattern i used was not in the book, it was 'inherited' together with the pillow an midland bobbins.. search for Dryad Leicester patterns on the net!  
 
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joany22  
How To Make Lace   Cool! Thank you so much for posting this! I was just thinking it would be neat to make some sort of trimming and incorporate it into a project. Now I think I know the medium I will experiment with! Lovely work! And, not only will this be good for my own use, but learning how to make lace can make for great home-made gifts!  
 
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hirondelle  
How To Make Lace   so glad the article inspires people! good luck with your project!  
 
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katyjayne  
How To Make Lace   i have been dabbling with bobbin lacemaking for a year now and have been looking for historic patterns for trims just as those pictured here. Where did you get them from?  
 
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char749  
help   This weeks new articles for YWU also includes a reference to this past article which has refreshed my desire to attempt bobbin lace. I did do a search for Dryad Leicester lace as you suggested to no avail. I also followed the link to free patterns you mentioned--to no avail. I'm new--just after something simple.

Perhaps I am not the only reader who would really have appreciated a simple edging pattern included in the article to get us started. Because we are new and wishing to give it a try, it is totally frustrating to not know where to source an appropriate pattern.

Help or a direct link would be muchly appreciated.

Thank you.
Charlene Roberts
 
 
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hirondelle  
  the article was written more than a year ago, so it is possible some links went out as the websites changed. the one i use is this: http://www.roseground.com/ - i get my supplies and some patterns from them - do check their book section, loads of books an different kind of lace!
this book was my first one and I thoroughly recommend it for beginners - detailed instructions and lots of patterns too - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Technique-Bobbin-Lace-Pamela-Nottingham/dp/0713432306/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370770909&sr=1-4&keywords=bobbin lace
good luck!
 
 

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