Those who attended last Tuesday’s LLI Bobbin Lace Class with Karin H. might
remember some prints I brought from the facebook entries of a lady from Spain
First Encajeras Ibn Al Baytar asked me to accept her as a friend that
morning, since we had many mutual friends in the lace world I said yes, and then
she added me to the Group Encajeras_Bolilleras.
One of the pictures showed the work on what appears to be a pair of gloves.
That was part of what caught my attention, the other was the travel pillows they
Having commented on the beautiful lace work before the class, I went back
and commented on the pillows.
Encajeras sent me the link to a store in Spain so I could look at the whole
Now some of you will know I have 60 12cm Spainish bobbins I bought from The
in Cortland, OH. I also have all the makings for what is apparently called a
Long Pillow in Spain. I am using the pattern by Antje González
). Of course I was also hoping to see the whole easel so I
could make something similar but I was waiting until I actually made the pillow
before bothering Antje.
Knowing who most of us are I am sure you will have a look around Artesania
El Boixet, but please have a look at the travel pillow under “other pillows” and
the “pillow easels”. I think they are wonderful. The travel pillow at this shop
is a bit more refined than the rustic ones in the picture I brought, which did
not have the little legs.
As an added bonus there is a pillow I was saw on eBay that I thought was
was really nice and there are similar but nicer pillows under “roll pillows”,
the one on eBay was definitely a homemade pillow, so very nice in and of
I also think I can get bulk bobbins for a lot less, though I am not sure of
Have a great weekend (ours is an AISD four day weekend).