Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Bobbin lace once more

I just needed to share this sunrise with you. Last Friday April 18th we had some new snow during the night, and a little after six in the morning the world looked like this when the sun reached the forest on the west side of our house. The next day the new snow was gone again, but we still have some old snow in shadowy places and where it has been pushed from the driveway.

This is the second part of my Spring Exhibition report, concentrating on bobbin lace. I have posted about it here and here earlier.

This group has been working really hard and I'm showing you some of their finished work. The world map must have been difficult to make.

This is something more traditional, a broad lace at the end of a linen table runner.

This is where bobbin lace is done. My cushion - still misplaced - is of another type with a straight back edge and a roll for the pattern, meant for long lace rather than round tablecloths or very wide lace. The crocheted tie keeps the bobbins in their right position when the work is interrupted.

The teacher was kind enough to show us how the bobbins are held, two in each hand between the fingers. You can always click the pictures to enlarge.

Here some different types of work.

And finally another round little table topper. There should be a seam somewhere, I think, but I can't find it.


  1. Such beautiful and delicate work. I admire handcrafts of all types. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The sunrise is breathtaking, Ulla! And the bobbin lace - I've never seen that done - it's gorgeous! The picture of the woman working looks like she might be going really fast - the two bobbins she is holding are a blur! It looks like it takes a lot of concentration!

  3. It is so stunning, I hope this handiwork will keep on being passed to the next generations.

  4. Det är helt otroligt vackert. Jag har gamla spetsar handknypplade som jag älskar. Du kan se det hos mig på bloggen och flickr. Så kul att du visar dynan, tack för tipset så långt tänkte inte jag!
    ha det gott, hoppas våren är hos dig också!!

  5. I have always been fascinated by lace making and would love to learn. Another thing on my list of things to do!

  6. Wow.. look a that sunrise. Breathtaking!
    This looks like it takes so much skill to do! I admire women who can make it.. and the doilies are simply gorgeous.

  7. I am in awe! I have enough trouble when I do fairisle knitting keeping the colours untangled. Truely beautiful.

  8. The bobbin lace is beautiful!


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