Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Laura and lace

A couple of weeks ago I gaily suggested to

Laura that bobbin lace was an easy hobby...well, yes, it is easy, like tatting is easy, that is the basic principle behind it is just "lift right over left", the problems only occur when you try to do something with it! I learnt the basic technique in 2003, but have actually done very little because the carreau, or galette, (or whatever they're called in english) are not all that easy to carry around! For the last 15 months I have been concentrating on tatting, so I decided to dig out my bobbins and have a go at a simple bookmark. Compared to virtuosos like Mark it's not very impressive, but I was relieved to find that I hadn't completely forgotten the technique. The edging on the carreau is one I had been working on previously, as I practised adding replacement bobbins and doing tallies. The picture quality isn't very good, autumn has arrived here and the light is fading fast!

Monday, September 03, 2007

A little bit of work

I have had a rest from the black doiley, counting black stitches is a bit hard on my eyes! The bookmark is the same pattern as the green one I made. It's from an internet pattern that I've lost, and have re-done from sight.
The triangle is a motif in the frivolité book...there should be six to make a doiley, yes, I'm not sure I'll get around to that!