Bobbin lace is a form of weaving, where each thread is attached to a bobbin so its individual path
can be controlled. Bobbin lace is traditional in many European countries, each of which has its own
styles of lace and equipment. I make lace the English way.
- Lace Course in Germany April 2007. NEW
- Milanese letter S - picture and pricking.
- High fibre zero calorie birthday cake by Janice Blair.
- Name tag with bobbin lace edging for the American Needlepoint
Guild seminar in 2001.
- New book of Flanders patterns Tierisch Flandrisch by Inge
Theuerkauf, which I translated into English.
- A list of books for beginners, compiled by members of Arachne, the lacemaker's email list.
- In Introduction to Bucks Point I have included some basic descriptions of what bobbin lace
is, and how it is made, so beginners should start here.
- When I started Bucks in 1997 I asked the members of
Arachne for their views on beginners books about Bucks Point.
- Many laces, including Bucks Point, are designed using a
grid of dots placed at a given angle. Here are some sample grids, generated by a
program I wrote. The images are large scale so that the dots print better after
transmission.; Save the grids as they are and then reduce their size in a graphics
program. I do not recommend using 'zoom out' on your web browser, as this seems to
distort the angles. If you need another angle please download the program and
generate your own.
- Alternatively download the program,
free, for your personal use.
- Bobbin lacemakers use hackle pliers, a fishing tool,
to hold thread ends.
- The first English regional lace I tried was
Bedfordshire. See some pieces of my Bedfordshire lace, or
read a brief history of
- Luton Museum holds the Lace
Dealer's pattern book, an
important piece of English lace history. The book contains examples of both
Beds and Bucks lace.
- In 1998 I started learning Flanders lace.
- I made a piece of Flanders ground
in many colours to show where each individual thread travels.
- Margareten Spitze - knotted lace
from Germany, kindly provided by Dora Northern.
- Christmas Spider by Jacky McDouall.
- Honiton lace spider brooch by
Jacqui Southworth with pricking and working diagram.
- Two Sari bookmarks,
inspired by Jean Horne's book, Colour What Now?
- Milanese bobbin lace
sampler, designed by Martha Polansky, made by Christine Vynhal.
- How to subscribe to the lacemakers' email
UK Lace Guild page has events in
Britain and a list of suppliers.
Jacqui's lace and
Honiton lace at Allhallows
History and information about Honiton lace at the Honiton Lace shop page.
Honiton lace by another friend, Christine England, on her page.