The Lace Guild received a letter with photos from a newbie lacemaker recently, and we wanted to share them with you.
The lady is Lynne-Marie Cooper of Porthcawl in South Wales. She tells us: “I have not been lace making for long, I am 63 and wish I had come across lace making at an earlier age.”
“This is how I started lace making. There were lace making bobbins in a Tenovus shop (charity) which I bought, that started me looking into bobbin lace. I then purchased a lace making kit. There are also lots of you tube videos which are helpful.”
“The pictures are showing my attempt at working a pattern from the book Beginning Bobbin Lace by Gilian Dye (the circular mat on page 28), which I have put into a hoop.”
“ I am at present getting to grips with working a corner.”
She also contacted the Lace Guild, and we put her in touch with lace teacher Verna Turner (who lives in South Wales).
“I have spoken with her over the phone, and she inspired me to try a pattern, also told me to watch the sewings (which I had not encountered before)…She was very helpful and seems very nice.”
“Thank you for helping me to try bobbin lace.”