That Saterday I'm so lucky. I have just went into the market, passing a couple of stalls and I saw a woman selling white in white embroidery. It was so amazing. Lots of finely made doilies, napkins with edges in bobbinlace, another napkin with different kinds of embroidery stitches. The woman told me her Grandmother had passed away and that she had made all these beautiful handmade items.
When I walked further on I were lucky again. On a table was a litlle box and inside it, it was full of bobbinlace samples. The woman here told me she was selling all these beauties for an old woman at the age of 85, who had been making bobinlace all her life. How lucky were I. It was like Christmas evning, but the weather was beautiful and sunny.
Later this year I have signed up for bobbinlace classes, which I look so much forward to. Since I was a girl I have always loved working with my hands and my Grandmother taught me bobbinlace when I was 14 years, today I'm 40. So this class will be like going back in memory of the evenings when I was sitting with my Grandmother in her home. She helping me to make the spiders web, this I still remember so clearly.
Two beautiful bobbinlace samples. The one in the detail is really special, as there is an extra thick thread in the lace. I hope to be able to make this kind of bobbinlace one day.
Not sure if this is bobbinlace, but it's so beautiful, also with an extra thick thread to highlight the design.
Two very fine doilies in bobbinlace.
Different edges on napkins.
A very fine bobbinlace.
I'm mostly into all these old vintage bobbinlace designs. Eventhough many people today experiment with different kinds of patterns, things to hang up, I like this kind of bobbinlace. Perhaps because it reminds me of me Grandmother.