Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy thought - bobbin lace

My Darling mother just got me a bobbin lace kit for my birthday!! I shall take some pictures as soon as I get it set up! I am so excited to start making bobbin lace! This particular style of lace making fascinates me in the extreme! It is a very old and beautiful craft. 
Look at THESE bobbins! So colorful and abundant!

Here is a website that has examples of many different kinds of lace. They are So beautiful!

This is Queenie Turril from the tv series Larkrise to Candleford, who, besides keeps bees, gardens, and takes care of everyone, also makes bobbin lace. Happy thought!!

I'm so excited to learn how to make lace! Yay! 
If anyone who is reading this has made bobbin lace before, please leave a comment and tell me your thoughts on it! I would love to hear them. =]

Thanks Marmee! 


Amanda said...

Could you please, please, please, pretty please, post a tutorial on how to make it? I have always wanted to do bobbin lace, but it has always looked too daunting.


Anna Kristine said...

That's so neat! I really was inspired to make bobbin lace after watching Queenie do it. You will have to post pictures of it when you do make some! Have fun learning! ♥

Knitted Home said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

I can't wait to read all about your bobbin lace! It looks so beautiful!! I wonder if we'll see any of it in the shop down the road? ..... :)

SisterlyLove said...

Oh my! Thank you for your comments and birthday wishes! You are too kind!

I will definitely post pictures once I actually start something and get some pictures.
Yesterday, I sat down and wound some bobbins and started learning the stitches. Fun!!
A tutorial! That would be something! Well, we'll see. I have to learn first! he he!

Liz said...

Wow, what an interesting and beautiful craft. I'd love to learn more about it. Thanks for sharing with us.

Hannah Rebekah said...

Hey Genevieve, I just wanted to stop and say that I got your comment and I am glad that you tired the brownies in the mug! They are fabulous aren't they?

Talk to you later!

Ella said...

Hey, I just wanted to let y'all know that I received the ring I won from you in the mail yesterday! I <3 it so much!! =] Thanks again!


SisterlyLove said...

"This is no time for sport! There is lace at stake!"
AWE! I love it! It would make a most beauteous civil war collar.. Make me one?? pretty please?