Traditional spring cleaning in the garden and home is good to freshen things up and make space for the new growth. In my Wire Lace Supplies shop it is no exception, especially when it brings some good deals to all creative, wire loving lacemakers.
The new Medium bobbins and their sisters, Fine bobbins, are manufactured by Jan De Maertelaere BV in Belgium, which means great quality and great prices for both bobbins!
During the pandemic chaos, many regular supply chains were disrupted. It unexpectedly influenced even fine craft supplies. As some items for my wire lace tool kits were not available, I had to search all over the world to find replacements. Finally, I am happy to re-list the improved tool kits for wire lace: each kit now comes with two crochet hooks, one for single wire and the other for double wire, and with a better quality bamboo nudge tool.
Prices of many components went up, but thanks to lower cost of the bobbins, the kit prices remain the same, and therefore affordable for many lacemakers.
Hopefully there will be no more surprises with stocking the Wire Lace Supplies shop, and we all will be able to get what we need for creative spring lacemaking projects.
Wires in all colours are in stock. I added one new listing for an odd colour: Almost Black, available in limited quantity. Its shade of deep purple brown, almost black, is quite beautiful and would look great if used for the Old Wise Tree – alone, or blended with other colours.
Rising prices of copper ore as well shipping costs will likely push up the prices of the wires this year, so buying the material now would save you money in the long run.
To minimize shipping costs, duties and taxes, and reduce the environmental impact of my wire lace enterprise, European customers will be able to buy the bobbins directly from Jan De Maertelaere webshop. Announcement coming soon!
I look forward to working with my new bobbins on many lace projects. It’s a spring time, after all, and the fresh energy is finding ways to manifest love and beauty. And I don’t know any better way than through delicate lace art.