Been getting into crafting again lately (hence the lack of blog posts) and I have had my first couple of goes at Quilling (which you will see in an upcoming post) and also got some new threads to try for bobbin lace. Great for this weeks challenge of “Inside”.
I have had a lot of hits since I posted my first bobbin lace post and am thinking about adding a second page to the blog, featuring the handcrafts I like to do. Obviously there *will* be photos, but I can talk more specifically about the crafts in those posts rather then the photography. What do you think?
This piece I am working on is a Torchon Ground bookmark. It looks really complicated with the forest of pins, but is actually really simple, once you master the basic stitch involved. I am learning slowly that making lace is about 60% preparation and only 40% actual lace making.
I like this shot for the narrow DOF highlighting the shiny pin heads, I have a couple of round head pins in with the flat ones.
So there you go, on a cold overcast winters day, what I like to do ‘inside’ is sit in front of the fire, listen to good music and make pretty and interesting things!
There must a lovely sense of achievement being creative. I’d be interested in your ‘craft page’. My mom used to do tatting .. yet i’ve not come across anyone else who knows the craft.
Thankyou, I’m still learning so not feeling particularly creative just following the instructions, but one day 🙂 Tatting isn’t something I have tried as it lacks the medieval link I prefer, but it is very popular in the US as I understand. If we can purchase tatting supplies and books here in NZ it must be fairly well established 🙂
That looks as if it would require incredible patience, but I suspect the completed product would be lovely.
Yes it does require some patience, especially in the endless winding of bobbins as you prepare. Once you are working on a piece and it starts to come together it is quite satisfying, like painting or mowing the lawn, because you can see your progress quite clearly in these smaller pieces 🙂
I have finished the bookmark and will post a photo of the completed piece. I made a mistake in it tho 😦
Really cool shots love the geometry!
Thankyou, I have now posted images of the completed work, so you can truly appreciate the geometry without pins in the way 🙂
I am impressed! Sounds like a great use of time. So many of us spend it on the computer (me anyway). I think it’s wonderful you do something so productive (and pretty!). Great photographs. Love the closeups.
Thanks Angelia, it is nice to have a break and do something creative. Its a good feeling to have something real at the end of it too 🙂