Amazon.co.uk Widgets  

How to Make Bobbin Lace

Betty Carlile and Betty Ewing, members of the Vancouver Lace Club explained the basic steps for making bobbin lace at the Gibsons Landing Fibre Festival.
betty1.jpg, 25775 bytes

betty2.jpg, 18053 bytes

betty4.jpg, 31274 bytes

Basic Bobbin Lace Steps

Bobbin lacemaking is a form of warp-weighted weaving. The basic weave structure is a tabby weave, done using 4 warp threads at a time.

bobbin lace making

Work with 4 bobbins at a time
Number them from left to right: 1,2,3,4

Bobbin No. 2 goes over No. 3
The bobbins are renumbered from left to right – 1,2,3,4

Bobbin No. 2 goes over Bobbin No. 1
Again, number the new bobbin placement
Left to right: 1,2,3,4

Bobbin No. 4 goes over Bobbin No. 3
Renumber the bobbins, left to right: 1,2,3,4

Bobbin No. 2 goes over Bobbin No. 3
Tighten the warp and weft threads into place

Move these 4 bobbins to the left and move the next 4 bobbins to the centre

Repeat the above steps for weaving the next 4 warp threads
Work your way across the pattern as above.

When you get to the end of the row, pin the lace in place to hold it down, then work back to the right, following the same steps.

Bobbin Lace – You Tube

Lacemaking Books

Lessons in Bobbin Lacemaking (Dover Needlework)
Lacemaking with an emphasis on yardage laces for trim as opposed to motifs and doileys.
UK: Lessons in Bobbin Lace

The Technique of Bobbin Lace
A progressive series of patterns to work through, starting with clear geometric shapes which gain in complexity.
UK: Technique of Bobbin Lace

Torchon Lacemaking: A Manual of Techniques
Torchon lacemaking is ideal for the beginner as it is geometric, and mistakes are easily corrected and is also a stepping stone to other forms of lacemaking.
UK: Torchon Lacemaking

More Lacemaking Books…

Bobbin Lace

 

Portable Cordless Handheld Battery Operated Sewing Machine

Portable Cordless Handheld Battery Operated Sewing Machine
Current price:
$19.99
Ends in:
0d 0h 38m
Portable Cordless Handheld Battery Operated Sewing Machine
Seller: eBay

Soft Blacks Sulky Blendables Thread 30 Weight 500 Yards 733-4034

Soft Blacks Sulky Blendables Thread 30 Weight 500 Yards 733-4034
Current price:
$6.15
Ends in:
0d 2h 28m
Soft Blacks Sulky Blendables Thread 30 Weight 500 Yards 733-4034
Seller: eBay

Iris Sulky Blendables Thread 30 Weight 500 Yards 733-4032

Iris Sulky Blendables Thread 30 Weight 500 Yards 733-4032
Current price:
$6.00
Ends in:
0d 2h 33m
Iris Sulky Blendables Thread 30 Weight 500 Yards 733-4032
Seller: eBay

Fall Holidays Sulky Blendables Thread 12 Weight 330 Yards 713-4117

Fall Holidays Sulky Blendables Thread 12 Weight 330 Yards 713-4117
Current price:
$8.03
Ends in:
0d 2h 34m
Fall Holidays Sulky Blendables Thread 12 Weight 330 Yards 713-4117
Seller: eBay
 

1 comment to bobbin lace: aa091401

This page last edited on November 24, 2015

by

Creative Commons License
All Fiber Arts by Paivi Suomi is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Share

Facebook

Join our new Facebook Group
AllFiberArts Facebook Group

Interweave Kits

Save up to 80% during the Overstock Sale at Interweave Store
  • Abstract Quilts in Solids (LaPointe, WI)
    Quilts made in strong solid colors made by the Amish were the first quilts to be viewed as art. Of late, the dazzling assortment of new prints has justifiably attracted great attention and solids have...
  • Success Summit (Cincinnati, OH)
    This inspiring two day conference and networking event equips artists with everything they need to succeed in today’s competitive art market.
  • Foundations of Nature Printing (Mineral Point, WI)
    Experience the magic of nature!  Learn to naturally dye fabrics through the modern process of eco-printing. Eco-printing is a technique in which plants, leaves and flowers leave their shapes,...
  • One Theme, Many Possibilities (LaPointe, WI)
    Work with one motif/ idea for the week and discover a multitude of possibilities via a simple silk screen and direct dye painting. Embrace and trust the unexpected and unpredictable. Use the screen in...