What is lace?

Lace is just air
Surrounded by thread
Without us lacemakers
The skill would be dead.

Lace can be bobbins
Flung about with great speed
Weaving patterns of beauty
Like magic, indeed.

Or needle and cotton
Drawn with such care
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Round Tuit

by Noelene

I have now made myself A Round Tuit.
It’s tatted, with ring and with chain.
And now I can always point to it
If I say “around to it” again.

There’s a Bucks fan I’m longing to tackle. Continue reading

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Christmas Poem

Especially at Christmas,
Here’s a greeting that brings
A whole lot of wishes
For life’s nicest things.

May your lace give you pleasure
May your pins never bend
May the thread on your bobbins
Last right to the end.

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Bobbins

I’m never alone when I sit at my lace
Every bobbin I own is a friend
And brings back to my mind some special time
When over my pillow I bend.

There’s the gumlace commems hand painted by Britt
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Lady Penelope

Lady Penelope Wins Again…

The bobbins are loaded, the pricking is done
The pincushion is bristling with pins.
There’s a picture of what the whole thing looks like
And the big new adventure begins.

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ATCs by Christie

Australian Lace Article by Christie Wareham-Norfolk

In 1996 by a Swiss artist M Vanci Stirnemann. Stirnemann held an exhibition of thousands of business card sized artworks he had made. Visitors were invited to return to the exhibition and take one Continue reading

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Bobbin Mottos

Collected during discussions in December 2008 – Thanks to Jenny R for keeping a record of them all.

Sayings on Bobbins

  • A clean house is a sign of time ill spent”
  • Dull women have immaculate homes
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A-Z of Lace

A is for Alencon Lace / Ayershire /Argentan

B is for Brugge / Binche / Beds / Bucks / Brussels / Brabant / Blonde / Borris / Branscombe / Bayeux…….

C is for Cluny /Carrickmacross / Chantilly / Crochet / Continue reading

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