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11079RE: [bobbinlace] flat bobbins

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  • Rene
    Dec 6, 2013
      indeed 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 .


      To: bobbinlace@yahoogroups.com
      From: lacyquilter@...
      Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 11:41:46 -0600
      Subject: Re: [bobbinlace] flat bobbins

      If 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:

      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

      blog: lilacs and butterflies

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