Bobbin Lace making or needle tatting

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  1. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I have seen those wonderful lacings in some events and wanted to start getting some. However none of them have books available and I surfed the internet to fine FREE beginner's instructions on lace making and needle tatting.

    Does anyone do this project and where the link for instructions of starting to lace, etc. And what kind of stand or loom you prefer, pros and cons and type of lacings I should try first.

    I know Ebay got them but they were a little pricey or out of USA.

    I hope it is not difficult, I can cross stitch or make any stitch on cloth....and I do Civil war reenacting so this would be a fun project to do!
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a friend who did both needle and shuttle tatting. She said it was easy once you get the hang of it. We used to have a tatting society here in Memphis but not any longer. Next time I see Mary Ann I will ask her if she knows what is the best way to get started.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

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    I am always running across ld lace at flea markets here (someitmes bobbins etc too)
    ...anyway...here are two groups which should be able to help you wiht the info you are seeking on bobbinlace:
    http://www.laceguild.demon.co.uk/

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bobbinlace/

    http://vertetsable.com/demos_simpletrims2.htm
    Such a great site > THE RENAISSANCE TAILOR

    Here is "how to" pages from tatman.com on tatting:
    http://www.tat-man.net/howto/materials.html

    DIAGRAM SOFTWARE (FREE) >BobbinWorkBobbin lace Working diagrams>Draw pair diagrams and get thread diagrams.
    (click on the USER GUIDE to review functions of this software)
    http://bw-en.wikispaces.com/?f=print#toc2
     
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  4. EweSheep

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    Thanks! Useful links too! I dont see a "how-to" there unless I need glasses!

    Unicorn, how much were those bobbins and set up priced at? I dont go too many flea markets tho!
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    I dont see a "how-to" there unless I need glasses!

    you have to click on the > button at the bottom of each page to continue on to the next. (I would also join those two groups and then use the search function to find threads)

    I do not know how much the bobbins are...I have never enquired but I have often seen them. If you want the antique ones then go look on the U.K. ebay... should be lots there ...​
     
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  7. EweSheep

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    Thanks folks!

    Now I am looking for some bobbins....all you folks going on flea markets, could you check out the prices they go for????

    They are so hard to find around here even the antique malls dont carry them.
     
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    Hey thanks! Didnt see that on Ebay! Made a bid on it!

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