Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bobbin Lace Butterfly

Since learning to tat, I haven't done any bobbin lace, so I decided to start a project. I'm to the 2nd large filling now, but I broke threads on 2 bobbins! So, it's retrolacing to uncover enough of the broken threads to attach new ones. This is Russian tape lace done the way it's done in Vologda. It's pretty slow going, because there are many, many sewings, but it's never boring as there are plaits & picos, false plaits, leaves, and turns to keep you busy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tea Towel Edging

I tatted this edging with Lizbeth #153 Rainbow Taffee, & attached it with the same thread using a button hole stitch to give it a bright & cheery look. It goes with my Fiesta dinnerware.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Demonstrating Lace at Arbor Lodge

Every fall, The Lincoln Lacemakers Demonstrate Lace at Arbor Lodge in Nebraska City. It's a real treat to make lace in a historical museum!

We were located in one of the many bedrooms on the 2nd floor of the mansion.

Picture #1 shows our sign & part of Sandy's very extensive collection of antique shuttles.
Picture #2 shows my tatting, heart necklaces, some of my favorite shuttles & some of Sandy's tatting on the left.
Pic #3 is Sandy's tatting.
Pic #4 is Dot's lovely bobbin lace bookmarks & coasters.
Pic #5 is Dot's bobbin lace bookmark in progress.
Pic #6 is Sandra's bobbin lace flower in progress.
Pic #7 is Sandra working on her flower bobbin lace
Pic #8 is Sandy tatting a little zigzag bag.