Bobbin Lace

January 06, 2018

Hello lovelies,

I wish you all the best for 2018. I hope it will be a good year for all of your sewing projects.

A project I picked up last year was bobbin lace. I tried to self-study it with youtube tutorials and books but I am still at the basics and I can't grasp some of the more advanced lace making. The reason why I got into bobbin lace was my Beauty and the beast belle dress. I wanted the apron to have embroidery and a nice lace border but was not able to get lace that fit my 18th century standard. So I decided to make it myself. Genius - maybe on the long run but I am really just at the basics. I hope I can find a decent bobbin lace class in Vienna.
This is my very first lace work. It took me a while but it turned out wobbly and not very well made, but practice makes perfect.

The second project was worked on a much smaller scale.

I then tried to do the lace and it took me three takes to get what I really wanted, but I think it worked out ok. The lace pattern I chose for Belle is from a book about 17th century lace. I think it also applies for the 18th century, or at least I hope it also applies for the 18th century.

All the best,

Auris Lothol

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2 Kommentare

  1. It's lovely that you were able to find an instructor. I'd like to learn Elizabethan & English Civil War laces, as well as bobbin lace, but I HAVE "too many projects & none complete", according to my husband!
    So, one thing at a time.
    I'm knitting toe-up socks, & hope to finish sock 1 while I travel to the city for a specialist to get an opinion on my hip, then, make some progress on sock #2, on the way home, if I get the first finished.
    Then, it's (re-)learn needlepoint & make little bits for Christmas presents.
    I learned many needle arts in the 60s & very early 70s, then, discovered hand weaving & fell head over heels! After many years away from fine needlework, I've decided that will be my focus for a number of years. I'll need to live to 100 yrs old to learn all I want!
    Good fortune to you! Your work looks lovely.

    1. My partner says the same, I have too many unfinished projects and if I don't finish them in a certain time frame, I loose all interest. But as he is a costumer too, he understands it.
      I have never came to understand knitting socks (I am only able to knit scarves) but I am very envious of everybody who does. Good luck and fortune to you too!


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