pic3Bobbin Lace

This is an example of torchin bobbin lace.  In the example to the left bobbins are used in pairs. The pairs on the left side are hung - each on a pin. One set of bobbins are hung on a pin to the left of center. This set of bobbins is woven to the left through the bobbins already hung.  Once the left side is reached a second set of bobbins is added and woven from right to left. This example becomes much more complicated from here.  When one looks to the left one will see a piece of white paper.  This white paper is a pricking. The pricking has holes for where the pins should be placed. There are 7 sets of bobbins hanging in this example. This illustrates the explanation above. 












 Tatting is done with a shuttle. It can be done with either a ball of thread and a shuttle or two shuttles.  One of the shuttles is used to create knots over the other thread.  As the thread is knotted it is made into interesting shapes.








 The three hanging ornaments to the left are knitted are double pointed needles. They were stuffed as the pieces were knitted. This way the piece does not need to be sewn together after it is completed.

The flower with the long tail is a book mark. It is also knitted on double pointed needles without the need to do a lot of sewing.  The piece is knitted from the bottom of the tail up. The only item sewn on this piece is the button at the top. This allows for making of many creative book marks.


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