Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Bobbin Lace Tools

Fran Bloomer of lacebobbins.com visited us in class yesterday. She makes some beautiful bobbins and tools and I love adding to my collection. It was the last day of the Lifetime Learning session so we had a luncheon which we all enjoyed. This, even though we do not stop meeting on Tuesdays. Karen, our teacher is kind enough to continue coming on Tuesdays so that we do not forget the lessons we have learned. It's easy to forget even with a short interlude. Jo shared a crocheted piece she made over 50 years ago. And check out the bobbin lace moon on Karen's blouse. Click on the pics for a closer view.

some of my tools and special bobbins

this is what I bought from Fran yesterday

Fran's bobbins

and more bobbins

scissor protectors

Pat deciding on a tatting shuttle

Susan and Christine admiring all the bobbins

Karen's beautiful bobbin lace moon

Jo crocheted this piece more than 50 years ago.

10 comments:

Storycloth said...

Are not craft tools just the best! Lovely day you had. Gilly

karen said...

I love lace bobbins and have a few myself...can't make lace though, wouldn't know where to start.

joe said...

i shall have to get my lathe out now that it's heading toward warming up a bit here in montana and turn a few for you... i miss turning lace bobbins. used to turn them waaaay back when!

woman with wings said...

The bobbins are beautiful -- what a cool thing to collect -- and to actually make lace must be the ultimate!

Notjustnat said...

Beautiful work of art here Deanna. All the bobbins are gorgeous too. I started tatting once, but as you said you do forget if not practice! Thanks for sharing - Hugs Nat

Penny Berens said...

Oh, those bobbins look very collectable, even for someone who won't use them.

deanna7trees said...

thank you all for your comments. i, sometimes, just enjoy taking out the bobbins and tools and just looking and touching.

Herm said...

love those bobbins, see them often here in the Handweavers Guild, i love tools too!!!

Anita said...

Deanna-I have this exact crocheted grape doily on my table. I bought it on Ebay. Anita

helen said...

Tools are so beautiful....and I love your bobbins case.

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