Flower Earrings – Bobbin Lace in Wire for Beginners is offered at Fibres West 2016!
Lace made from simple braids is the easiest lace to learn, because everybody already knows how to make a braid! And that’s also how bobbin lace started – from braiding – more than 500 years ago. Braid work contains all basic stitches of bobbin lace, and those basic stitches can make some very interesting lace, and are especially well suited for lacemaking with fine wire. Flower earrings were designed specifically for new lacemakers, to introduce them to bobbin lace technique in fun, engaging class…
Welcoming spring is the most delightful activity in many cultures. On the West Coast of Canada, it means an end of long rainy winter days and arrival of sunlight and all other colours that go so well with our greys and greens. We cannot wait and the upcoming workshop is all about joy of working with coloured wires and beads and making everybody around happy with brightly decorated eggs and funny (and functional) chicken lace egg holders.
While the title of the workshop seems to be posing a timeless question, it is really about choice that lacemakers can make it this workshop – they can either learn how to make the chicken stand in bobbin lace, or how to decorate eggs with needle lace and beads.