Introduction to Bobbin Lace
A virtual class with Linda Pietz
Feb 11, 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-4:00pm
Feb 18, 2:00-4:00pm
Feb 19, 2:00-4:00pm CST
All lace was once handmade and so rare and expensive that only royalty could afford it. Get started with bobbin lace — one of the simplest lace-making techniques to learn. Make two lace bookmarks as you practice the two movements that make up all bobbin lace.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
Although there are modern manufactured laces, the quality and range of designs is limited compared to hand-made bobbin lace. Do not be intimidated by the many bobbins used in creating lace, you will only use four bobbins to make each movement — the whole (or cloth) stitch and the half stitch.
We will make two bookmarks — one, a lace bookworm worked with the whole-stitch, and the other featuring diagonal color patterns created in the half-stitch. Once you practice these bobbin lace basics, you are ready to proceed to other projects.
• Beadsmith large macrame board
• 12 pairs of bobbins (bobbins do not need to be spangled!); both the board and bobbins are available on Amazon.
• Two size 6 beads
• Size 12 steel hook
• 2 corsage pins
• 2 colors of #8 perle cotton
• A sharpie
• Pin cushion
• About 100 straight pins
• Sewing Basics: Needles, Thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins