Category Archives: BOBBINLACE

All about making bobbin lace.

Sami Open Braid Weaving

I have been doing a study on Sami band weaving and I noticed that the ends of the heddle woven bands are often finished with a simple braid technique of finger weaving or open braiding the ends. These types of braids are also used for belts, ties and bracelets and are traditional in Finland and other Nordic countries.

I thought that using bobbin lace bobbins for holding the warp threads would be a suitable way to weave this type of braid.
Bobbin lace braid

To weave a 2 yard length of braid I started with 3 yard length of warp yarn in 8 strands.
3 Blue
2 Green
3 Orange

I attached the ends to the top of an art board with a jumbo paper clip to hold the braid in place while I weave.
I wound each yarn length around the neck of a bobbin.

This is a very simple twill type of weave that makes a flat braid, much like a shoe lace. I will be using this braid for lacing a pair of hand felted wool slippers.

Step 1
Bobbin lace braid 1
Over 2
Working from the Left to the right
Take the first warp yarn (your working yarn) on the left and weave it Over the next 2 warp threads

Step 2
Bobbin lace braid 2
Under 2
Then weave the working yarn Under the next 2 warp yarns

Step 3
Bobbin lace braid 3
Over 1
Then weave the working yarn Over the next warp yarn

Step 4
Bobbin lace braid 4
Under 2
Then weave the working yarn under the last 2 warp yarns.

Tighten the tension

Repeat the above sequence again starting from the left, weaving to the right.

Braid Weaving
Weaving Sami Braids- Video
Double Hole Rigid Heddle Weaving
Bobbin Lace Weaving

Beginner Saami Pickup Band Weaving Learn the basics of how to weave pickup using a Beaivi double hole rigid heddle loom.
Warp a Beaivi Loom Workshop Learn how to warp a Beaivi loom and how to weave pickup patterns.

Saami Music – Itunes
Binna Banna – Kikki Aikio
Áphi (Wide As Oceans) – Sofia Jannok
Ulda – Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda
The Kautokeino Rebellion (Music from the Movie) – Herman Rundberg, Mari Boine & Svein Schultz
Beaivi, Áhcázan (The Sun, My Father) – Nils-Aslak Valkeapää

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Bobbin Lace Making Suppliers

Lacis
Lacis has an extensive selection of threads, ribbons, tools and supplies for lacemaking, and tatting.

Larkholme Lace
Painted handturned, machine, and aluminum bobbins, lace tools, brooches, needlecases and other lacemakings.

Malcolm Fielding’s Lace Bobbin Shop
Malcolm Fielding’s Lace Bobbin Shop in Australia has superb bobbins of ebony, rosewood, pink ivorywood decorated with brass inlay.

SMP Lacemaking Supplies
SMP Lace in the U.K. supplies lacemakers throughout the world with bobbins, pillows, threads and other tools.

Snowgoose
Supplies for bobbin, tatted, knitted, netted and other types of lacemaking.

The Lacemaker
Bobbin lace, tatting, needlework, thread and other supplies for lacemaking.

Theo Brejaart
Theo Brejaart in the Netherlands imports and exports lacemaking tools, pins, fabrics, pillows, bobbins, graph paper and accessories.

Allhallows Museum
Allhallows Museum tells of the history of the lacemaking industry in Honiton, Devon, England.

Agnes De Rea
This site was fun to visit. It has lots of nice lace displays with bobbin lace made in the French tradition and attractive graphics.

Birth of a Bobbin
Here are step-by-step instructions for turning a bobbin on a lathe.

Bone Lace Bobbins
Bone lace bobbins from Steven and Hilary Pearce.

Lace Bobbins by Chris Parsons
Hand turned and handpainted lace bobbins.

Lace Design – Spinning a Yarn
Be sure to set aside some time looking at all the other wonderful articles and patterns about lacemaking.

Leisa ReFalo
Leisa ReFalo displays her gallery of Maltese Lace.

Manie Kriel
Manie Kriel has tried lots of different types of fine laces.

Retournac’s Lace Manufactures’ Museum
Bobbin Lace patterns are available from the collections of Retournac’s Lace Manufactures’ Museum.

Saraphi Handmade Silk Lace
Bobbin Lace from An international award-winning Designer, based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Finnish Lace
A Finnish site featuring exquisite examples of lace.

Van Sciver Bobbin Lace & Lacemaking
Books, videos, patterns pillows, continental, English and antique bobbins and other supplies for the lacemaker.

Bobbin Lace

Bobbin Lacemaking
How to steps in making bobbin lace.

Lacemaking Books

Beginner’s Guide to Bobbin Lace (Beginner’s Guide to Needlecrafts)
Bobbin Lace: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
Introducing Traditional Bedfordshire Lace in 20 Lessons
Torchon Lacemaking: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Calais Lace Museum: aa111503

A photo gallery of lace.

The Lace Museum in Calais, France is a fascinating place to visit. Here is one of the special exhibits that was on, while I was there.


Bobbin Lace
Bobbin Lace Suppliers
Bobbin Lace

Lacemaking Books

Beginner’s Guide to Bobbin Lace (Beginner’s Guide to Needlecrafts)
Bobbin Lace: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
Introducing Traditional Bedfordshire Lace in 20 Lessons
Torchon Lacemaking: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Book Store: Lacemaking Books

How to make bobbin lace. Here are some books to get you started.
Lacemaking Books

Beginner’s Guide to Bobbin Lace (Beginner’s Guide to Needlecrafts)
Bobbin Lace: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
Introducing Traditional Bedfordshire Lace in 20 Lessons
Torchon Lacemaking: A Step-by-Step Guide

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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.
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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

Beginner’s Guide to Bobbin Lace (Beginner’s Guide to Needlecrafts)
Bobbin Lace: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
Introducing Traditional Bedfordshire Lace in 20 Lessons
Torchon Lacemaking: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Bobbin Lace

Bobbin Lacemaking
The Vancouver Lace Club shows how bobbin lace is done.
Bobbin Lace is a form of warp-weighted weaving, in miniature.

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Lacemaking Suppliers
Places to find lacemaking supplies, bobbins, pillows, tatting shuttles, thread and other
tools.

Lace Museum
A visit to the Lace Museum in Calais France.

Agnes De Rea
This site was fun to visit. It has lots of nice lace displays with bobbin lace made in the
French tradition and attractive graphics.

Bone Lace Bobbins
Bone lace bobbins from Steven and Hilary Pearce.

Lace Bobbins by Chris Parsons
Hand turned and handpainted lace bobbins.

Lacis
Everything you need for making lace.

Leisa ReFalo
Leisa ReFalo displays her gallery of Maltese Lace.

Retournac’s Lace Manufactures’ Museum
Bobbin Lace patterns are available from the collections of Retournac’s Lace Manufactures’
Museum.

Saraphi Handmade Silk Lace
Bobbin Lace from An international award-winning Designer, based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Finnish Lace
A Finnish site featuring exquisite examples of lace.

Lacemaking Books

Beginner’s Guide to Bobbin Lace (Beginner’s Guide to Needlecrafts)
Bobbin Lace: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
Introducing Traditional Bedfordshire Lace in 20 Lessons
Torchon Lacemaking: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Vintage Bobbin Lace Making Pillow (Bolster) Diy Craft

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Victorian Torchon Bobbin Lace making handbook patterns CD

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