A taste of a new craft - bobbin lace

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Last Friday I attended a workshop organised by the West Yorkshire Federation of Women's Institutes at the office in Rodley.

The very clever Anne Starkey was teaching us bobbin lace and we got to make a snake bookmark.

Here are my bobbins (Anne had painstakingly 'spangled' them all - putting beads on the end so they look pretty) and the pattern we would be working from.

This is what we were aiming to make ...

So I wound a lot of cotton on to my bobbins ...

And made a start! It was rather therapeutic - the same movement using two pairs of bobbins at a time, weaving them over and under each other.

Nearly at the end!

And I managed to finish my snake!

Very pleased with my efforts, although my tension leaves a little to be desired. I will definitely be doing more of this.


MrsC.x Sunday, 09 September, 2012  

so glad you have discovered lace i have been making lace since i was 5 {im 26 now} and i love that more people are getting into it we need to keep it alive.

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