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02-19-2015, 11:37 PM
Does anyone make bobbin lace?
I'm just starting and looking for someone share ideas and projects with.

02-20-2015, 12:25 AM
Lace Guilds in Canada (http://www.arachne.com/guild/country.cgi?Canada)

Lace Day in Ottawa in April. (http://lacenews.net/2015/02/10/lace-event-canada-ottawa-guild-of-lacemakers-27th-lace-day-april-12-2015/)

And there appear to be some shops in Ottawa that specialize in lace supplies that might have contact info, too.

Have fun!

02-20-2015, 01:22 AM
I've never done it, but now that I've looked it up, I kind of want to start.

I've been looking for a new hobby that doesn't involve food or a screen.

02-20-2015, 07:00 AM
Starting can be really easy. The first "pillow" I had was a square of that solid pink insulating board covered in a pillow case. I bought a large box of large-headed pins and some inexpensive bobbins. Lacis sells inexpensive bobbins.

Rocky Mountain Lace Guild (http://www.rockymountainlaceguild.org/links.html)

02-20-2015, 09:39 PM
Lace Guilds in Canada (http://www.arachne.com/guild/country.cgi?Canada)
Have fun!

Ottawa's a little far but apparently my home town has a lace making group! Thank you!


I started because knitting and crocheting were too hard to the ends of my fingers and for bobbin lace I can use my whole hand to move the bobbins. Plus, the lace is gorgeous.


My current pillow is similar. Blue construction foam with an pillowcase over it.
My husband was a darling and made me a few dozen bobbins on his wood lathe as a Christmas present.
I just finished my first project. A pair googly-eyed bookmarks for my nieces. :)

I might have to buy a few bobbins online in the future. Making enough to do larger patterns on the lathe would be a pain.