I am happy to introduce a new medium bobbin for wire lace, which completes my lifelong pursuit of specialized tools for lacemaking with wire.
The new bobbin was designed from scratch in my studio (Copyright©2021 Lenka Suchanek. All rights reserved.) They are manufactured by Jan De Maertelaere BV, whose products are known for high quality, durability and beauty. It is a priviledge to have my bobbins made in Belgium, one of the cradles of bobbin lace art, by a manufacturer of such great tradition and repute.
The new bobbin replaces the old style medium and large bobbins. Its size and design is capable of supporting different projects, from small to medium to large, worked on a various lacemaking pillows.
As a versitile, all-around tool the new medium bobbin can be used for both working styles – palms down as well as palms up technique. Slim, smooth bobbins fit well in hands, and are easy to handle.
Soft elastic that fits perfectly in the head groove holds the wound wire gently but firmly, and allows for easy release of wire during work.
The medium bobbins work well with a single wire or two-ply in size 0.2mm (AWG 32) in copper, bronze or steel. They accommodate thicker wires as well, or multi-plied gimps.
Domed head and pointed end make a good fit for most traditional winders.
Pointed end is specifically designed for efficient sewings that in complex designs save time and material.
The standard medium bobbin is made from hard maple. Other woods are available upon request as a custom order.
Lenka’s Medium Bobbin for Wire Lace is a big sister to Fine Bobbin.
Because they now come from the same manufacturer, the price of both have been substantially reduced.
Lenka’s Fine and Medium Bobbins for Wire Lace are available for sale exclusively in my Wire Lace Supplies online shop.
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.