Crochet, Lace Making

Homespun Comfort Shawls

This review has been a bit delayed, but that has turned out to be a good thing. I like to be able to include my own photos when I am doing a review and the delay has allowed me to use much better ones than I had originally intended. **This post contains affiliate links and… Continue reading Homespun Comfort Shawls

Crochet, Knitting

Crochet and Knitting Proven Stress Relievers

A knitted or crocheted tote is something a lot of people simply walk past in tourist shops or push to the back of their closet most of the year. This is not the case in my family. Knitting and crochet have always been a big part of my grandma's life, and I never really knew why… Continue reading Crochet and Knitting Proven Stress Relievers

Lace Making

Traditional Bobbin Lace

Bobbin lace is woven using pairs of threads wound on bobbins. A variety of designs can be woven using only three basic stitches, the half stitch, the whole stitch, and the twisted whole stitch. It is an old technique dating back to the 15th century. The weaving is done over a full sized pattern mounted… Continue reading Traditional Bobbin Lace

Lace Making

Lace Making

Lace can be made using a number of different techniques. It was originally made using fine threads of linen, silk, silver or gold. Today it is most commonly made from cotton, although it is also possible to get linen and silk thread. Machine made lace is often synthetic. Bobbin lace is made using a cushion… Continue reading Lace Making