We’ve all done it, started a large bobbin lace pattern on a small pillow. We know it’s not going to work, but all of our other pillows are being used. So we do it anyway thinking it will be O.K. Do not panic! Have a cup/glass of your favourite beverage. You can rectify the situation. […]
Tips, tricks and lace making know how picked up by the team at Mainly Lace over the years.
Mainly Lace are delighted to team up with the talented people at MASTERED to share their fabulous new on-line teaching resource with you. MASTERED have brought ‘Hatton Garden’ quality teaching online for the first time ever. Our passion at Mainly Lace is for needle crafts and so we were drawn to their tambour beading course. […]
Just recently Mainly Lace received a query from a customer as to whether the Lace Guild was still running, and I wondered how many other lace makers know little or nothing about The Guild. The Lace Guild headquarters are in a Victorian house in Stourbridge. It is stuffed to the walls with: a comprehensive Library […]
Show us your “Pins” Have you found Pinterest yet? If you haven’t, it is like having an online cork-board, covered with ideas and images that you will want to use someday, that you can share with friends and strangers who have common interests. We are fairly new to it, but have already found lots of […]
Luton Museum has one of the best collections of old lace patterns for Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire bobbin lace and the Curator of Textiles, Veronica Main, kindly allowed us to take a group of modern lacemakers to view the collections that are not on display. During our visit, Veronica mentioned that she was struggling to find […]