The term “Lace” covers a variety of ornamental openwork fabrics formed by the looping, plaiting, twisting or knotting of threads of flax, silk, gold, silver, cotton either by hand or machine .
(Pat Earnshaw, The Identification of Lace)
The making of bobbin lace dates from early 17th century and was made mainly in northern Europe, Flanders in particular, before being imported to England by the French lace makers when they fled from France in the face of Louis X1V’s persecution of the Huguenots.
Most bobbin lace is characterised by the combination of specific stitches within a pattern known as “ground”. Ground stitches vary depending on the type of lace.
Most people learn to make lace from an experienced lacemaker or teacher.
Although Bon Accord Bobbins is fundamentally a self help group, we endeavour to offer beginners a 10 week course of tuition at a rate of £2.00 per week (£20.00 for the course) to be ploughed back into the group.
A deposit of £20.00 for a starting set of equipment to be refunded on return of the equipment if not purchased.
See also our Constitution