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

ULTRAGOTHA
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!

Myrealana
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.

ULTRAGOTHA
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)

Isilya
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!

Myrealana,

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.

ULTRAGOTHA,

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.