Saturday, May 30, 2009

Starts and finishes

A warm welcome to one and all.
Some finishes first!
The Bedfordshire letter C is ready to display! Hopfully, there will be many better places than my kitchen/craft table!!
And the set looks great too! Their first booking may be at the Tasmanian Craft Fair in Hobart in June...I will send them down and see what happens. They will then be displayed at school for the month of August!
Ebonee has been working hard, showing her classmates how to make bobbin lace. Her hairband arrived back this weekend, just a little longer than I expected :) We went shopping this morning for a piece of ribbon to thread through. Here is the result!
With the elastic attached, it makes a very pretty accessory.And now for the starts!
One of my goals for this year was to learn Bucks Point bobbin lace! I borrowed some books a while back and last weekend I made a start! This "little fan" pattern grew very quickly (especially once I worked out I was reading the instructions wrong for the footside). This is about 5 hours work!

On Wednesday night I started lesson 2 - honeycomb stitch!
Just another 3 or 4 hours here too - I really like this lace - so fast!!
Next post I will share my 1st attempt at hardanger! I am on holidays for 2 weeks now and looking forward to lots of lace, some ATC's - and a little cleaning, but for now, off to teach Ebonee how to make shepherd's pie and caramel dumplings! I will post again soon, but til then, feel free to share a thought or 2 :)

2 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

All of your letters look lovely together! Ebonee did a fabulous job on the headband! I've been reading about Bucks Point. It looks like a lot of fun.

I haven't had time to work on my bobbin lace for three weeks now... too busy with then end of the school year and the classes I'm taking. I will return to it though... I look forward to finishing my sampler!

TattingChic said...

Yay! The "C" is complete! Are you going to frame your "LACE"?

The headband is lovely! :)