Earlier this month I told you about a bobbin lace class I'd taken. It inspired me to get my kit out again and have another go. This is a House of Crafts kit and I tried it before (see here) back in January 2015 with little success.
This time it was easier.
The kit only came with one skein of the green thread, it certainly wasn't enough especially as I'd wasted loads so I bought some stranded cotton to replace it - not realising that it wasn't stranded cotton in the original kit! Because of this, this sepal I'm making in the photo above came out far too chunky.
The actual flower parts use a very fine thread, it says DMC 80 on the ball, but I'm not sure what it actually is. A crochet cotton? It really is extremely fine.
I soon got the hang of it and was throwing those bobbins around!
I'm not sure it's the neatest piece of lace ever made, but I was pretty pleased with my attempt.
Here it is in all its finished glory. A very simple pattern but I think it does look like lace, which was the aim!
I've made two so far - the one on the left is gathered into a flower as per the instructions, the one on the right is sewn up into a loop, ready to be gathered.
Here are the two sepals I made. The one on the left is with all 6 strands of embroidery floss, you can see how chunky it is! The one on the right uses just two strands, I think that's the way to go!
The instructions say to make 3 flowers in total, each slightly different. However, and this is a big minus point, there is NO photo of the finished piece so I have no idea what it's supposed to be!! A bookmark maybe?