Monday, May 14, 2012

Odds and Ends

 I've taken up a new fiber-hobby:  bobbin lace.  Like my lace knitting, this is one that requires time and concentration.  So far I have made two tiny samples--they aren't even considered true lace!--but they were neat to weave!

Bobbin lace is essentially weaving that is tensioned by pulling the threads against pins.  The manipulations of the bobbins creates the woven sections.
I've made some new little bags.  These are based on a tutorial posted at Sew Together.  They have a zipper at the top and angled sides so the bottom sits flat.  The one with the bright yellow zipper was my test piece made with commercial fabrics.  The other three are made with handwoven fabric from a network drafting sampler I wove recently.    The zipper insertions are all slightly different on the purple bags.  I like the look of the bag at the back best.

1 comment:

EGunn said...

Oh dear. Someone else in bobbin lace to tempt me! I always find it so fascinating to watch, and I've always wanted to try. I'm sure I will someday, but until then I'll live vicariously.

I love your network drafted fabrics! You're right that the last zipper insertion is the best. They look great!