Sunday, November 08, 2009

My First Bedfordshire Bookmark


One of my personal challenges this year was to start learning Bedfordshire Lace. Anyone who wants to see my progress so far can check out my bobbin lace pages.

The bookmark above is my latest attempt, and my first attempt at designing this type of lace. That is if you call it designing. It is just an edge pattern that has been mirrored with some extra tallies & plaits down the center. I also experimented with some different picots, and some DMC stranded thread. It will be a while before I use either of these elements again. I found the stranded thread a little too soft for bobbin lace, though I would not rule it out altogether as there are some great colours available. As for the picots, these were just simple ones, and I like the twisted ones I did before much better as they hold their shape better.

Anyway, the book mark is finished, and now I can move onto the next piece

6 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

That sounds like designing to me! Your bookmark is beautiful!

Guzzisue said...

wow, love it!

Guzzisue said...

meant to add that I like linen for beds, as you say stranded embroidery thread is too soft.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful. I admire your dedication to learning this craft.

mica said...

Beautiful pattern. Beds is also on my list of "laces to try one day".

Fiona @ Feebeez said...

Just found your blog via Thornberry, and I'm really enjoying reading about your bobbin lace. Your bookmark is beautiful!