Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Lace Leaf Bookmark


I've been playing with some more bobbin lace. My local lace group are having a display at the library where we meet later this year and our fearless leader wants to give away bookmarks to all the children who show an interest. Nothing fancy mind you, all to be simple. E.... gave us this pattern for a gum leaf to work. I am soooooooooooo out of practice. I thought I would have a go anyway & see what I could do. Mmm............. still more practice obviously required. And before anyone comments, the large holes were meant to be there! I have never added in pairs before, and I had to think by myself how to start. The next one will definately be better.

7 comments:

laura_rose said...

The children will love it regardless, Jenny, especially if there is a pillow for them to 'have a go' too. What a great idea!

Guzzisue said...

great idea, good progress with lace, try to do in colour? varigrated thread?

MargB said...

What fun Jenny! Years ago I collected a dozen suitable leaves after I read Rosemary Shepherd's book but as yet have tried to replicate not a single one.

NormaH said...

Jenny, I love it! Looks easy enough for a newbie like me. BTW this newbie has added in pairs. I like the idea of doing this in color or varigated.

MargaretR said...

It's beautiful Jenny. i tidied the eaves a few weeks ago and I do still have my needle lace stuff :)

singtatter said...

Cute leaf! My 3 children have a try at bobbin lace last year, they can manage it better than tatting.

Agatha said...

Congratulations!I like very much what you do!This bookmark is gourgeous, simple but beautiful!You have magic needle?