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Bobbin-lace experiments

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on June 12, 2011 - 12:06pm
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Sewing was quiet this week - just William, Catalina, Caterine, Katherina, and William.

(Yep, that's five people and two names, not counting regional variations. Terribly medieval.)

 

Katherina's discovery for the day was that, while bobbin-lace is much easier with proper tools - carved bobbins, a lace-pillow, etc - it can be done without them. A tailor's ham wrapped in a bit of shiny fake satin worked well enough as a pillow; and paddle-pop sticks make imperfect-but-useable bobbins.

 

The resulting lace is anything but expert, but it was enough to allow me to experiment with the technique before investing a lot of time and money into acquiring tools.

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