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.