Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Meet Wormie and friend!

Busy last few weeks, but have managed to keep practicing my bobbin lace. Made two worm bookmarks using size 8 pearl cotton. Love their little bead eyes!

The Specimens: wormie on left has half stitch body with linen stitch (CTC) head and tail. Wormie on right is done entirely in linen stitch with a few twists here and there to create the open bar designs. Both patterns are from A Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace by Gillian Dye & Adrienne Thunder. It's a good book for beginners and they go over the basics in setting up your pillow, winding bobbins, and explaining the basic stitches.

The fruits of labor thus far...

Current Project: Simple Old Danish Edging with 10 pairs of bobbins. I'm 90% sure I'm doing it right...but don't look too close because there are a few glitches here and there ;)

Some of the components of this piece: spiders, diamonds, and fans. Looking forward to learning how to turn a corner for decorationg hankies, etc.

1 comment:

Madtatter80 said...

One day I give this a try too! They look very nice!