11079RE: [bobbinlace] flat bobbins
- Dec 6, 2013indeed they are flat and it says for 'gimp' ..
Bone bobbins are very expensive and are collector's items.
Thanks.. I did not remember the article but looked and did not find my Bulletin. ... Finally I did find it in my pile "still to read" I know what to do this week end .
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 11:41:46 -0600
Subject: Re: [bobbinlace] flat bobbinsIf you can get hold of the summer 2013 issue of the IOLI (international organization of lace, inc.) vol. 33, #4, there is an article about Kay Asahi, who carved gimp bobbins from bone and the pictures look like they are flat. (pg. 24-25)On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:03 AM, Rene <reneastle@...> wrote:Hello,
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
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
> 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
> 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
> pack in easier for travel.
> any thoughts?
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