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11075RE: [bobbinlace] flat bobbins

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  • Rene
    Dec 6, 2013
      Indeed spagles are there for the weight.
      Here in Flanders our bobbins have different weight. We have several sizes and weights.
      However because it is so expensive - many use the classic torchon for other laces. It works but when using the right tools it is far easier and better.
      Regarding the thread one uses , we adapt our bobbins .. (otherwise the thread breaks if the bobbin is made too heavy.
      It is important for finer laces that the bobbin is very light and is  therefore , also smaller in diameter and shorter. (thread is also thinner and does not need so much space )
      We would never use torchon bobbins to make anything else but torchon.  They are too heavy and  too thick .
      Finer laces require finer bobbins .. also to fill a pillow with 150 or more bobbins  the size and head of the bobbin are too big and one would  not have enough space to work comfortably.
      have a nice day


      To: bobbinlace@yahoogroups.com
      From: Susan@...
      Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 16:46:53 -0500
      Subject: Re: [bobbinlace] flat bobbins

      I use square bobbins and love them. I would love to hear about flat ones
      - can't picture them.

      Susan in Sugar Loaf, NY

      > hi,
      > has anyone ever used flat bobbins? or square? i was thinking with the
      > rolling that round ones do, to make a set of flat ones. same shapes as
      > regular so they'd need spangles for weight, but flat so they wouldn't
      > roll
      > about so much. then maybe thicker more square shaped bobbins. a friend
      > showed me her mini travel pillow (folded up into a box about 6 x 5 x 4
      > inches) that was a small bolster in a box. thought maybe flat bobbins
      > would
      > pack in easier for travel.
      > any thoughts?
      > thanks
      > djl

      Susan Logothetis

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