The Sewing Place

Any bobbin lace makers here?

Holly Berry

Re: Any bobbin lace makers here?
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2017, 11:34:52 AM »
I don’t make lace but my Mum did. When she died I kept all her equipment in a large box, which sadly is still in the loft 13 years later. She had books on all the different English lace types as well as cushions, threads, bobbins and beads. Two of the cushions still have the pieces she was working on and I can’t bear to do anything with them, so they are all wrapped up in cotton pillow cases. I also have the templates for pricking out patterns.My dad used to make the bobbins for her on his lathe.

When I got married a friend of my Mum made me a lace crown which she sugar starched and it was attached to my veil. It was very difficult to keep on!
Procrastination get behind me

Starryfish

Re: Any bobbin lace makers here?
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2017, 16:04:01 PM »
I took up lacemaking a couple of years ago, when my WI federation held some classes. I made my daughter a wedding garter this year, it took weeks, and my eyes suffered. I will do some again soon; there is a guild in my county (Bedfordshire) but I haven't joined yet.