Sunday, 12 May 2013

Bobbin along

On Bank Holiday Monday I joined the other volunteers at The Framework Knitters Museum for their Workers Play Time event. Usually I take my spinning wheel over to the museum but this time they asked if I knew anyone who did any other sort of craft. I admitted that I did know how to make bobbin lace and offered to put a display together with lace pillows where people could have a go for themselves.
It has been a while since I touched my lace making equipment and I spent a few evenings working on a strip of Torchon lace just to get the feel for it again, after all, no point trying to show people how to do it if I've forgotten the basics myself!!

I found my old samples and remounted them into a proper display book and found a couple of small canvas that came with easels in a local discount book store and used them to display different types of bobbins. Because I have given away/sold most of my completed pieces, I took along a couple of pieces of  bobbin lace that I had rescued from a charity shop and I hope that the original owner approves of them being used for this purpose.

The green bookmark is one of the pieces
and the hankie in the foreground is the other
Spinning was represented along with quilting
rag rug making
and natural dyeing.
The sun stayed out, the local community choir entertained us and a great day was had by all.


Araignee said...

Your lace is incredible! I am in awe.

Some info on Colin said...

Love the display...I must admit I love making lace out in public and I especially love these affairs where there are many crafts on show! Nice to see the lace bobbins getting an airing every so often :)

Some info on Colin said...

ooops, didn't realize I was signed in on Colins account...laura_rose76 :)

Guzzisue said...

Thanks to both of you for dropping by, wish there were more hours in the day as I love all fibre crafts :-).....maybe one day I will be able to give up the day job x