I make lace! Here are some of my projects.

a bobbin lace bookmark in sunlight

close up bobbin lace in progress with only a few pins yet placed

bobbin lace in progress with many bobbins on the pillow

bobbin lace bookmark suspended in air with a background of sunlight on leaves

close up of colorful spangled bobbins secured with knitting stitch holders

close up of bobbin lace project about halfway done, with many pins taken out at the beginning to show the design

bobbin lace in progress, showing the whole round pillow with an array of colorful spangled bobbins fanned out

bobbin lace in progress, showing the pricking card with hand-drawn lines

bobbin lace bookmark laid horizontally on a wooden surface

bobbin lace bookmark placed inside a dungeons and dragons player's handbook

bobbin lace bookmark laid diagonally on a wooden surface

bobbin lace bookmark curled into an s-shape, highlighted by sunlight

This was a fun one. The thread is so soft and delicate that I expected to be dealing with a lot of snapped threads, but it never came to pass — not even one broken thread in the whole project! Smooth as butter. This is the first time I’ve worked a pattern that requires adding and removing gimps during the work… it went okay. There is supposedly a way to finish them off seamlessly, but I couldn’t figure it out so I just overlapped the ends which does look a tiny bit messy. Also if you look very close you can see where I accidentally pulled on the loose end of one of the gimps while I was taking pins out and it scrunched up the motif. Devastating! Overall though, I’m very pleased with how this one turned out.


Pattern: Serpentine from A Visual Introduction to Bucks Point Lace by Geraldine Stott

Thread: Brok 100/2 cotton in ecru

Gimps: 8 ply of the base thread

Pins: .5mm pins throughout

Picots: I was not consistent with the number of twists around the picots

Started: January 28, 2020

Finished: August 23, 2020


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