For the next few months we will be looking at Idrija lace and start to learn the basics of this technique. Idrija lace is a bobbin tape lace. The tape is made with bobbins at the same time as the rest of the lace, curving back on itself, and joined using a crochet hook. We will be providing you with the pattern, threads and the instruction on getting started.
It's time once again for our monthly meeting of the Western Reserve Lace Society. Bring your current projects as well as any finished items you would like to share with the group. This includes all lace techniques. I know there are tatters out there who have been asking about a tatting day. This would be the day!
For anyone thinking about lace and different techniques:
Ever wonder how they make fine, detailed lace that is starting to show up on costumes in some of the movies that have been coming out recently? Well, some of it is done with bobbins, some with a needle, some of it is knitted and some of it is tatted. We have a group that meets once a month here at the store and they do all of those techniques.
There has been a huge push on lacey shawls and other garments in the last couple of years. These are usually knitted and we have members who are skilled at this as well as some of the other lace techniques.
If you are interested in seeing what it is all about and maybe even learn how, this is the group to come and visit. We will answer your questions the best we can and teach you what we know. There is no cost to come to the meeting. Looking forward to seeing you.