Thursday, 26 February 2009

Bedfordshire for beginners


I apologise for the lousy photo and also for the pathetic leafs in this lace. Anyway these are Bedfordshire lace ( Pamela Nottingham) pattern two and Barbara Underwood Bedfordshire in 20 lessons pattern one.

Note to self, practise required :-) too much plait before picots I think on the top samples. No idea why my cameras simply refuse to take a decent photo today.

8 comments:

MargB said...

Think they are good photos and the lace is magnificent.

Jenny said...

Sue, well done. I am still trying to perfect my picots on sample 1.

laura_rose said...

Well done Sue! 6 months ago, my tallies looked about like yours! A friend told me that you have to make 1000 of them...if they have not improved then, you are in trouble! Keep going! It truely is a beautiful lace!

Ati. Norway. said...

Sue, ik looks well for a beginner! The leaves are always difficult, it took me a very long time to make them nice! Just go on and one day you will surprise yourself :)

acereta said...

wonder how you can do it with the plaster?
I have similar problem with the leafs. When you see closer picture of my lace, you'll see all the leafs are different. I need training too. But training comes with the quantity - after my lace is almost done I would start it all over again, making the leafs differently.... it's always like this. Can you send me the patterns for these two Berdforshire, I'll try to make my own version (in color). I'd like to make a booksmark. Have you seen these magazines, first one is all about bookmarks
http://picasaweb.google.com/espe.patronespunta/Encajeras#
http://picasaweb.google.com/1000mailles/LaDentelleAuxFuseaux#
http://picasaweb.google.com/ROSAESPERANZ

acereta said...

I found some pictures of russian lace makers (Vologda)
http://vologdalace.ru/ezine1/photo.html
http://vologdalace.ru/ezine1/photo2.html
http://vologdalace.ru/ezine1/photo3.html
http://vologdalace.ru/ezine4/photo-2.html
http://vologdalace.ru/ezine1/photo5.html

Vologda is one of old russian towns, where the bobbin lace is so spread, that in Russia we usually speak of "Vologda lace" instead of "bobbin lace"

acereta said...

Another historical place in Russia where the lace is made is called Balakhna
http://keep4u.ru/full/080831/ed2ee342470462f5d5/jpg
http://keep4u.ru/full/080831/1f672c102557b66f46/jpg

TattingChic said...

Good job! They look nice to me! I look forward to more of your Bedfordshire lace! :)