I'm Debbie, from Cheshire, UK, I'm so pleased to be in this group! I am a
member of several Yahoo groups including beading and spinner/weaver groups.
I have been making needle lace for around 10 years now but I grew up with
lace making in Northamptonshire, my grandmother used to make bobbin lace and
I was fascinated watching her, with hundreds of bobbins and the intricate
pricking; so last year I decided to take the plunge and try my hand at
Bedfordshire lace myself, I am hooked and I love the way that bobbin and
needle lace can be used together. I am a member of the Lace Guild and have
tried all forms of lace making but bobbin and needle lace are my favourites.
I hope to be able to improve my lacing skill to match that of my
Hope to get to know all of you soon!
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- Hi Liz.. Good luck in making your roller pillow. I have never made one and should give it a try.. I have made many "cookie" pillows in various sizes. I cut a circle out of the center of my wooden base to stuff it more easily and evenly.. We can never have too many pillows. I have seen the block pillows that allow the lace to be moved more easily, but haven't met anyone who uses one. I'm wondering if it works well and what happens when you reach the edge of a block.
Ellie from California
--- In email@example.com, "Liz" <lizkenr8@...> wrote:
> Thanks! Your instructions for making the roller pillow looks pretty good, as do your other instructions. TatMan's instructions are pretty good, too. The local group meets tomorrow - I'm looking forward to going. In the meantime I have been looking around for possible materials to make my own pillow. Some of the members are also in a local embroidery group and they said one of the bobbin lace members has a number of pillows she has made and she loans them out for a deposit of $25 (return the pillow and get your $25 back). I've seen a number of videos on YouTube, too. It's amazing how much information is out there!
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Lorelei Terry" <lhalley@> wrote:
> > Liz
> > I have a page on my website entirely about learning bobbin lace. There is a list of sites which have online lessons and lots of other information. You might find it useful.
> > http://lynxlace.com/learningbobbinlace.html
> > Bobbinlace is great fun and you will meet many interesting people.
> > Lorelei