Sunday, 30 November 2008

What If? lace experiment continues

Its cold outside and I don't fancy getting wrapped up to go out so I will be clearing the decks and getting the embellisher out again especially as I have found some bags of fibre previously buried at the back of the cupboard.

I foolishly left my credit card by the computer for the last two weeks and for some strange reason I felt compelled to use it.LOL So much for the credit crunch!! Anyway, I have a strict maximum bid limit on e-bay and really fancied buying some old bobbins to go with my small vintage sewing tools collection.

Now I have the bobbins which are well used and worn but feel good in the hand, I needed a challenge to try them out so I drew an ATC size, shape, closed my eyes and drew lines down through it, grabbed a bag of threads from the drawer (eyes closed) and allowed myself a thicker thread to match. Freeform lace here I come....what do you think, will it work?

bobbin lace experiment

I quite like working with the old bobbins, they are comfortable in spite of the imperfection.

I'm off to dig out the embellisher, enjoy the remainder of the weekend!!


Chyadesign said...

I am sure it will work and be really effective - if your other pieces are anything to go by - I will be back to see how you get on!

Magpie Sue said...

Love that thicker thread you've pulled for this experiment! Is it a perle cotton?

JaneO said...

I think this will be really interesting - looking forward to seeing the results.

Karine said...

Wow, those old bobbins are really cool looking. I have no idea how you use them, but to me it looks complicated.