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Bobbin lace


Guide Guider
OK I know I am extremely off topic but is there anyone out there who does bobbin lace?
I am coming to the end of a piece and have heard lace is hand sewn onto material with a "special stitch" I have tried googling but it keeps coming up with the usual cloth stitch, half stitch etc. What ever is this elusive stitch?! I need to know so I can put my piece on to the edge of a scarf


Veteran (100+ posts)
Hi Foxi,
I know this is an old thread, (hahahhaa) but thought you might still be after advice. I work in museums and specialise in dress and textiles. Most old lace is 'whipped' onto the edge of garments and linens. It's a sort of slanting over-sewn edge, which rolls a narrow hem and attaches the lace at the same time.

I have had a length of Spanish fan on my pillow for about 2 years now.....it's about 4m long. I am useless and lazy, and do about an inch a week.


Assistant Guide Guider
Another Bobbin Lacemaker here, not touched my pillow since May (When our group was last on) and will be coming out again next week when we start again