Amalie von Hohensee, Barony of Stonemarche
Thanks to Athena’s Thimble and Arachne’s Web, the EK embroidery and lace guilds, I’ve become increasingly interested in trying out lacemaking. After briefly dipping my toes in embroidered laces, I wanted to try my hand at something even more foreign – bobbin lace! Because getting out of your comfort zone for a while is good for artisans of all levels :).
I found a wonderful bobbin lace sampler tutorial online (see below for link), which walked me through increasingly challenging lace patterns, and left me feeling excited to try making a longer piece of lace to embellish a garment.
The pattern used 12 bobbins, which were already loaded with a black cotton thread when they were gifted to me. Since I didn’t yet have a bobbin lace pillow, I just used a padded mailer, which worked surprisingly well, and was a great way to get a feel for this new craft without having to invest a lot of cash to get started.
I found this wonderful sampler pattern here: https://ildhafn.lochac.sca.org/node/503#getting_started
Here’s a link to a great lace YouTube channel I also found helpful: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc7yf-Bs0tgMWmiITLf-kyA