Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Needle and Bobbin

Let's see, After schooling I worked on the bobbin lace for awhile upstairs while the oldest child did research for a history paper on Zoroastrianism. I don't think she realizes that it's almost as hard for me to not help as she thinks it is to do this sort of work on her own. I love looking stuff up and learning new things. I know, it's a sickness. I did manage to get all the way to turning a corner in this bobbin lace piece while I didn't help and that wasn't so bad as I thought it would be. I mean I'm still have constant issues with which direction a bobbin ought to do when there are so many adjacent elements, but it's all just an issue of practice, right?

Once we were back downstairs for the day, I finally got to some tatting. This is a pair of barefoot sandals with silver beads. Even though it looks like a simple vine pattern, there are a lot of little stitch changes throughout to make the design curve the way I wanted it to. That just means that I have to really pay attention to where I am in the vine. And yes, I do find working with all this white thread a bit disconcerting. I did mange to finish the pair and get back to the bobbin lace again. Once I finish this piece in a few days or so, I'm going to take some advice and add some spangles to the ends of my bobbins. There are no holes in them, but I do have a drill, so I'll make do. Of course I'm also not overly fond of most of the colorful spangles I've seen thus far, so I'm likely going to try and get creative. That's all going to have to wait until I'm finished with this one though, so no use over thinking it now.

1 comment:

ro li said...

after 10pm cdt and still no post - i hope you are all well