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WANTED! A complete set of Ottawa Gazette editions Vol. 6 to Vol. 14 in good condition. A medium Canada Post National “Flat rate box” will hold all the editions. The cost of the shipping box will be reimbursed by the recipient. The Editions section on this website has details for each one. Contact the editor clgeditor @ gmail.com. (Add the email to your contact list).

Swap ‘n Shop! We have space to offer to those who have some lace related items to sell. It’s also available to people hoping to find a lace related item that is on their wish list.

Visit here often to see what’s new! We have more items, including more books, Gazette editions and bobbin sets listed.

The Gazette has a number of items which can be purchased directly from the office. Shipping from the Post Office is at cost.

Note: If you wish to list items, a good description and a photo would be helpful. A PDF link can be posted to give access to a longer list of items. We will forward any inquiries to you.

The “Swap” area is self serve. Contact the editor to post requests or items for sale: clgeditor @ gmail.com (add the email to your contact list). Add items you are looking for, if you wish to Swap.

After your items are posted, and you are connected with a buyer/seller from the Gazette office, personal transactions will no longer involve the editor, who is busy working on the next edition. She will list (or remove) items, and has been known to purchase on occasion.

Shop! Scroll down to check out the long list of Books for Sale, offered at non inflated prices. We add new titles often. Books on bobbin lace, needle lace, tatting, crochet, knitting, plus other subjects are often available for those who wish to combine lace with other techniques and create their own unique project.

Scroll down further to check out the Free Resources for Lace Projects. Keeping things organized is one of our main goals. These can be printed and adapted to your own unique style.

Looking for a lace related item? Add your “requests” to our Wish List! Some items are difficult to find, but it’s exciting when another lacemaker has an item you are searching for. Offer to “swap” if you want to offer another resource in trade.

Below are the front cover images of recent Canadian Lacemaker Gazette Editions, all offered at sale price. A list of details for each one can be found in the Editions section on this website. Individual copies are available, includes mailing for one edition. Sets of four are $20 CAD; $22 US; $35 CAD equivalent for countries Overseas. Special: Includes shipping for one set of four editions!

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For Sale: From a gentleman who has retired from woodworking! The bobbin rests on a felt insert which protects the bobbin as it turns. Thread winders are $65 CAD each, plus shipping. Cherry or Oak, two styles. Limited stock is available. Contact: Ewa Kurnicka, Needlepoint Place. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.   Email: np.place@ live.com  Add the email to your address list.

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Bobbins for Sale!

The bobbins posted below are sold in sets. There are several sets of the continental bobbins shown at the end of the current list. These hold alot of thread and are excellent for beginners!

ON HOLD! Spangled Bobbins, except set of 10 & set of 12. Continentals: several sets available while supplies last.

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See Our 2022 Offerings: Lace BOOKS and MAGAZINES!

The resources listed below are available for a limited time. Check back again for new offerings. We hope the items will assist you on your lace journey!

Orders: All titles are available unless marked Sold or there is a sale in process. Resources are On Hold until a sale is final. New titles are added, ongoing. Email the titles of the book(s) you are interested in purchasing to: clgeditor@gmail.com (Add the email to your address list).

We ship world wide! A name and address, including postal/zip code is needed for a shipping estimate. Shipping is at cost. Items will be held and shipped after funds are received. Cheque or money order, PayPal or Bank e-Transfer. Thank you for your interest in lace!

100 Traditional100 Traditional Bobbin Lace Patterns by Geraldine Stott & Bridget Cook. 1997. Soft cover, 119 pages, plus additional pages for info on grids, suppliers, and index. Colour diagrams with thread paths. International colour coding page is written in English, Dutch, French, and German. Follows are the 100 patterns from simple to more complex. The patterns all have titles, such as Little Hearts, Maids in a Row, etc. Starting points and the number of bobbin pairs are indicated. A good knowledge of point ground lace will be an asset. Price: $30 CAD and shipping.

Dutch BL Patterns50 Dutch Bobbin Lace Patterns Withof & Duchesse. Yvonne Scheele-Kerkhof. 1997. Hard cover, 144 pages. The author was a student of Sister Judith. The group of students learned new techniques and helped develop Withof Lace. The book has two main sections: Techniques and Patterns. The lace techniques are well documented, covering the first 77 pages: Flowers, leaves, corners, ribs, curves, scrolls, circles, raised veins, braids, etc. A number of techniques are found in both Withof and Duchesse laces. The pattern section has 50 designs with lovely photos and the pattern pricking for each. Price: $40 CAD and shipping.

61baAOsqqlL._AC_UL320_ alphabet SWAlphabet Inspirations in Coloured Bobbin Lace. Sandi Woods. 2004. Hard cover, 144 pages, colour. This well-known author’s book has three sections. 1. Alphabet A-Z has two patterns for each letter: basic bobbin lace and Milanese braids. Section 2 has several detailed patterns, including florals, with clear instructions. Section 3 has a list of forty-five illustrated techniques. A list for further reading and an index completes the book. Price: CAD $30 and shipping.

IMG_1984 HardangerBeginner Hardanger: Peace of Mind. Carolyn Mitchell, 1996. Coil bound, 36 pages. A photo of the finished project is on the cover. The author gives a history of Hardanger, followed by a section on developing good habits. Next is information on threads, needles, and fabric suitable for Hardanger. Step-by-step instructions for the project include thread paths for kloster blocks, eyelets, cutting, dove’s eye, square fillet, cable stitch, ship designs, and the fringe edge. Washing and finishing completes the instructions. This is a good reference for basic Hardanger designs. Price: $10 CAD and shipping.

Scan Bobbin Lace Making NottinghamBobbin Lace Making. Pamela Nottingham. 1989. Soft cover, 96 pages. The author covers Equipment and Materials, Preparation, Basic Stitches, Tape Lace, Adaptation and Use of Tape Lace, Torchon Lace, Plaited Laces, Braids and Trimmings, Mounting Lace, Twenty Patterns for Pleasure. Torchon and Bedfordshire lace are the main types of lace covered. A variety of interesting patterns are included, some are well suited to beginners: edgings, bookmarks and motifs, including a swan. Price: $20 CAD and shipping.

Scan Bobbin Lacemaking Southard RedBobbin Lacemaking by Doris Southard. 1983, soft cover, 216 pages. The author uses twist/cross which is very good for those using a bolster where the threads hang parallel. Or cross/twist can be used on any pattern. “History of Bobbin Lace” and “Getting Started” is followed by 12 lesson chapters: Braids, Edgings, Sewing edge, Fans, Spiders, Rose ground, Turning a corner, Beginning without directions, Laces with Gimp, Squares, Petals, Picots, Other kinds of Laces. Price: $20 CAD and shipping.

Scan Bruges Flower LaceBruges Flower Lace. Edna Sutton. 1987. Hard cover, 118 pages. This book is an excellent pattern source for those interested in learning this technique. Beginners work through basics, then well illustrated lessons on braids, windmills, edgings, fillings, etc. Chapters are: A Glance at Flemish Lace; Equipment; Basic Techniques; Braids and Edgings; Fillings; Flowers; Leaves and Scrolls; Further projects. Original price: $33. Price: $25 CAD and shipping.

Scan CLG Volume 8 1994 Pattern SupplementCanadian Lacemaker Gazette Volume 8, 1994 Pattern Supplement. 24 pages. Using lace samples from an old lace dealer’s pattern book, members of the Ottawa Guild of Lacemakers participated in a pattern drafting exercise. Photos of the original lace plus the new/revised patterns with working diagrams, bobbin placement, number of pairs. 21 patterns, narrow and wide, some have gimps, one Bedfordshire pattern. Insertions could be used for bookmarks. A lovely collection. Price: $10 CAD and shipping.


Crafting the Mosaic: Celebrating 75 Years of Craft in Manitoba. 2007. (Two copies available). Hard cover, 102 pages, colour. Here is an art gallery in book form! The book has a variety of technique. Examples are from local sources and from other countries. Lace: A Battenburg collar, a handkerchief with Hearts of Denmark edging, a needlelace collar, macramé, tatting, Irish crochet, Hardanger, drawn thread, filet, reticella, and knitting. Others: Ayrshire, embroidery, loom weaving, beadwork, pottery, ceramics, baskets, quilting, soap carving, quillwork, batik, hooked rugs, woodwork, glass making, finger weaving, doll making, etc.  A lovely gift. Price: $20 CAD and shipping.

Creative DesignCreative Design in Bobbin Lace. Ann Collier. 1984. Hard Cover, 144 pages. Ann Collier is a well-known, award winning teacher from the English Lace School and the Royal School of Needlework. She has published a book on exploring lace as a modern art form. Chapters: The History and Development of Technique, Braid Lace, Fillings, Adapted Honiton Techniques and the Development of Design. The book is well illustrated with many photos (104). A number of patterns are included from a variety of designers who contributed to this book. This is an excellent resource for lacemakers who want to explore making their own designs. Price: $25 CAD and shipping.

Huck Adventures

Huck Adventures. Michiko Kuge. Lacis. Translation from Japanese, 2001. Soft cover, 86 pages, color. For those who love working with a needle, the book contains 48 projects. Drawstring bags, handbags, shoulder bags, children’s tote bags, a sewing kit, eyeglass cases, clutch purses, pen case, an apron, table runners, pillows, tablecloth, floor cushion, room dividers. Add a bobbin lace or other type of lace edging to a project for a unique effect. Price: $20 CAD and shipping.

Bedfordshire laceON HOLD! Introducing Traditional Bedfordshire Lace Patterns in 20 Lessons. Barbara M. Underwood. 1993. Hard cover, 116 pages. The book begins with several pages introducing Bedfordshire Lace. The twenty patterns are next, in order from simple to more complex. Each pattern has several pages of diagrams and text showing how to work the lace. Images are often shown on an enlarged scale. New techniques are introduced as the patterns progress and the instructions are excellent. This book has been used by many teachers and students of this style of lace. Follows is a small selection of additional patterns, a glossary and a list of other lace books. Price: $35 CAD and shipping.

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Introduction to Honiton Lace. Susanne Thompson. 1985. Hard cover, 120 pages, black and white. This book is written for those who are new to Honiton lace. The first chapters are about equipment, preparation, and basic lacemaking stitches. The patterns follow, giving needed details and the patterns progress in difficulty. Starting with a basic flower, other floral designs follow, and include a Trillium motif. The techniques are detailed and easy to follow. Final info is on mounting and designing patterns. Price: $20 CAD and shipping.

Bayeux 2La Dentelle de Bayeux. Mick Fouriscot and Mylène Salvador, 1999. Hard cover, 46 pages, colour, French text. The book begins with Basics which include grounds, gimp, picots and bundles (called reserves). Patterns are for edgings, motifs, and a bookmark, with enlarged diagrams for details. The patterns progress from easy to more advanced. Bobbin count, suggested threads and grounds are noted. Large diagrams and beautiful colour photos of the finished projects are throughout the book. The final project, called Arabesque is exquisite. Price: $30 CAD and shipping.

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Lace by Virginia Churchill Bath, 1974. Hard cover, 320 pages. First edition. This large size book begins with history and development of lace techniques. Main chapters cover Netted Lace, Needle Lace, Bobbin Lace and Mixed Lace. The book has many large photos of finished lace, diagrams showing lace structure and a few patterns. A good reference book that promises many hours of reading. Price: $15 CAD and shipping.

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Learn Lacecraft by Audrey Vincente Dean, 1990. Soft cover, 64 pages. The author has divided the information into four main headings: Lace in the Home; Lace and Needlework; Lace and Crafts; and Sewing with Lace. Ideas such as pillows, bolsters, lace baskets, sugared lace, collages, lace flowers, dyed lace, tree trim ornaments, or wearable lace, such as an heirloom baby gown. Combining lace with other crafts is the theme and many wonderful photographs accompany the ideas. Price: $10 CAD and shipping.

Lessons in Bobbin Lacemaking by Doris Southard. 216 pages, soft cover, 1992. (Two copies available). The book is popular for beginning lacemakers. Lessons and patterns are extensive. The author uses the twist/cross method which is very good for a bolster where the threads hang parallel, or cross/twist can be used on all patterns. Info on “History of Bobbin Lace” and “Getting Started” is followed by 12 lesson chapters covering braids, edgings, fans, spiders, rose ground, turning a corner, beginning without directions, gimp, squares, petals, picots, and other kinds of laces. Price: $15 CAD and shipping.

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Needlelace: Designs and Techniques Classic and Contemporary. Catherine Barley. 1995. Soft cover, 176 pages, colour. Part 1: Traditional Techniques includes Gros Point de Venise, Hollie Point, Point de Gaze, Scrolls, and Classic needlelace, with some antique samples. Part 2: Bridal Accessories has a purse with a flower, a coronet and shoe rosettes. Part 3: Contemporary projects, three dimensional strawberries, other flowers, a butterfly, a gardenia and a lovely swan with raised wings. The projects can be framed. Part 4 has a selection of patterns. Price: $30 CAD and shipping.

Needle Lace Tech & InspirationSOLD! (one copy available) Needle Lace Techniques & Inspiration. Jill Nordfors Clark. 1999. Hard cover, 144 pages. Colour photos. The book has four main sections: Getting Ready, Getting Started, Using the Stitches, Stretching the Boundaries. This is a book of inspiration for those who love exploring needle based design and creating their own projects. Appendices include a glossary, suppliers, resources, conversion tables, contributing artists, and a lengthy illustrated stitch index. Price: $20 CAD and shipping.

Needle Made LacesNeedle-Made Laces and Net Embroideries: Reticella Work, Carrickmacross lace, Princess Lace and Other Traditional Techniques. Doris Campbell Preston, 1984. Soft cover booklet, 160 pages. Chapters on various topics include Needle-run lace, Tambour Limerick, Carrickmacross, Irish crochet, Reticella, Princess lace, modern Needlepoint laces, Filet lace, Tatting, and Net darning. Basic methods are illustrated for each style and photos of finished examples are found throughout the book.  Care of Lace, a Glossary of lace terms, and Index completes the book. Price: $10 CAD and shipping.

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 A Selection of PIECEWORK Editions is available: $5 CAD each, and shipping. For shipping the whole batch, a Canada Post Flat Rate box is the most economical for mailing large batches within Canada, maximum weight is 5kg / 11 lbs. Open link to view: √ Click Here to View 16 PIECEWORK Editions!

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Pillow Lace and Bobbins. Jeffery Hopewell. 1994. 32 pages. This booklet is packed full of photos of different types of lace as well as many pages of bobbins, photos and info on bobbin winders, spangles, bolsters and other pillows, plus lacemakers at work. The author gives info on English lace plus contributions from Belgium and France to lacemaking. Price: $5 CAD and shipping.

Practical SSOLD! (One copy available) Practical Skills in Bobbin Lace. Bridget M. Cook. 1987. Hard cover, 208 pages. The author illustrates bobbin lacemaking with many enlarged close up images showing clear thread paths. She gives a detailed account of the techniques along with photos of the finished lace. Ten sections cover many topics such as adding and removing pairs, sewings, corners and curves, holes, picots, tallies, Venetian cords, raised work, cordonnet, gimps and beads. Price: $30.00 CAD and shipping.

Queen Victoria Wedding Dress SLQueen Victoria’s Wedding Dress and Lace. Kay Staniland and Santina M. Levey. Museum of London, 1983. Soft cover booklet, 32 pages, black and white images. The authors have researched the history of Queen Victoria’s wedding dress and have included a number of close up photos showing the details of the lace. The book includes interesting stories of the royal family in the Victorian era and is a history of the Honiton lace industry and its revival. Price: $10 CAD and shipping.

RedouteRedouté’s Finest Flowers in Embroidery. Trish Burr. 2002. Soft cover, 95 pages, colour. This is an exquisite book of flowers. A stitch glossary has instructions for each stitch needed for the projects. Needle based projects could be combined with bobbin lace or other lace to make a special heirloom. Price: $20 CAD and shipping.

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Seasonal Samplings in Hardanger Embroidery. Carolyn Mitchell. 1996. Soft cover, 32 pages, 8.5″ x 11″ The author is a well known instructor in Hardanger technique and the projects cover a range of skill levels. Clear guidelines are given, along with charts and photos to illustrate the steps from beginning to finished project. The front cover shows decorative cones in two sizes, padded ornaments and buttonholed ornaments. Finishing instructions are given, including tassels. Beads are added in a number of projects. Knowledge of Hardanger filling stitches will be helpful. Price: $10 CAD and shipping.

Doily imageSpecial Doilies for Special Times. South Maid. 2001. Soft cover booklet, 21 pages, helpful hints, conversion charts for crochet hooks. Skill levels: Beginner or intermediate. Five lovely patterns including 2 pineapple designs. Woodland Lace is shown on the cover. Finished designs are shown in colour. Detailed instructions. Price: $5 CAD and shipping, or free with another purchase.


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Special Effects in Bobbin Lace: Over 20 Patterns Using Colour in Bobbin Lace. Sandi Woods. 1998. Hard cover, 126 pages, colour. Chapter headings are ‘Getting Started with Colour, Painting with Threads, and Explaining Ideas’.  The well-known author explores several of her original patterns using Milanese lace techniques with a variety of coloured threads. Patterns vary in size and difficulty. A list of suppliers, further reading and an index completes the book. Inspiration at its best. Price: $35 CAD and shipping.

Lace for 10 PairsSpitzen Fur Zehn Paare/Dentelles Pour Dix Paires/Lace for Ten Pairs by Claire Burkhard, 2000. Hard cover, 72 pages. The book contains 37 patterns which use ten pairs of bobbins or less. Colour photos show the finished projects. The number of pairs and suggested threads are indicated. Projects include a variety of edgings, table mats, motifs and wearable lace designs. The patterns are quick to make. Instructions are in three languages. A list of suppliers for lace books and equipment in a number of countries completes the book. Price: $35 CAD and shipping.


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Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman. 1995. Soft cover, 32 pages. The author’s Introduction chapter has step-by-step illustrations on the technique, plus notes on picots, reverse work and joining, finishing, blocking and working with beads. Next are suggestions on decorating with Snowflakes plus abbreviations used in the instructions. Following are forty patterns for a variety of tatted snowflakes of different sizes. Price: $10 CAD and shipping.

Bobbin Lace ManualON HOLD! The Bobbin Lace Manual by Geraldine Stott, 1995. Soft cover, 126 pages. The author has laid out 27 lessons in order of difficulty, beginning with a sampler and ending with the butterfly on the cover. Each lesson introduces at least one new skill. Lacemakers are encouraged to experiment and try to add a personal touch to their lace. The patterns are colour coded. Thread paths are clearly indicated. Finishing instructions are included. This is a very good reference for new lacemakers. Price: $25 CAD and shipping.

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The Hawaiian Quilt The Tradition Continues by Poakalani and John Serrao. 2007. Soft cover, 100 pages, colour. The preface is “The Hawaiian Quilt…and Where it All Began”. Next is a gallery of beautiful finished quilts of different sizes, includes names of the designers and quilters. Follows is info on “Creating your Masterpiece”. There are fifteen patterns for projects: pillow tops, designs for wall hangings, etc. A small project with a lace border would be possible! Price: $20 CAD and shipping.

Tech of Bobbin LaceThe Technique of Bobbin Lace: Completely Revised New Edition by Pamela Nottingham. 1995. Soft cover, 188 pages. The book has five chapters: Equipment, preparation and other useful information; Torchon lace with sixteen patterns; Bedfordshire or Cluny lace with twenty six patterns; Bucks Point lace with thirty two patterns. Joining and mounting lace is the final chapter. The book is well illustrated with detailed text, starting points are numbered and bobbin pairs are given. Enlarged diagrams show details. Price: $25 CAD and shipping.

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The Technique of Bucks Point Lace. Pamela Nottingham. 1982. Hard cover, 168 pages. The author introduces the technique and has chapters on narrow edgings, the use of gimp threads, corners, grounds, drafting patterns from lace, and designing new patterns. The well known patterns have names, such as Duke’s garter or Gretchen, etc. The book concludes with a collection of old patterns and then some grids for those who have interest in exploring design and creating their own patterns. Price: $35 CAD and shipping.

Honiton LaceThe Technique of Honiton Lace by Elsie Luxton. 1979. Hard cover, 168 pages. The well-known author starts with a history of Honiton lace. Her instructions begin with equipment and preparation for making the lace. Next are chapters on beginner pieces with six patterns, followed by seventeen flat Honiton patterns, twenty raided and rolled work, the sampler, a chapter with twenty six fillings, and a chapter with seven leaves. A final chapter has many pages with notes on techniques such as the weaver’s knot, leadworks, etc. The patterns have photos of the finished lace, numbered starting points and instruction. Price: $25 CAD and shipping.

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The Technique of Torchon Lace. Pamela Notttingham. 1979. Hard cover, 160 pages. The author has several patterns and instruction to start making Torchon lace. Starting with basics, the next chapters proceed with information on narrow edgings, circular motifs, square and rectangular mats, a variety of stitches, triangles, circular edgings and collars, plaits and picots, with hints on beginning and ending. A number of grids are included at the end of the book. Price: $35 CAD and shipping.

Torchon Lace BookThe Torchon Lace Book by Christine Springett. 1993. Soft cover, 56 pages. For beginners or for review, instructions are detailed and easy to follow. The book gives a list of basics and a number of patterns, including bookmarks, edgings and some circular designs. The starting points, as well as each pin location, are numbered in order. This book is an excellent resource for teaching bobbin lace to new students. Price: $20 CAD and shipping.

Torchon LacemakingTorchon Lacemaking: A Manual of Techniques by Elizabeth Wade. 1999. Soft cover, 176 pages. The author begins with basic equipment including pillows, bobbins and attaching beads. The chapter on making lace is helpful for beginners to understand basic structure and stitches include spiders, grounds, and fans. Simple patterns follow and become more complex. The thread pairs are numbered and detailed instruction is given. Some info is given on designing lace, drafting a pattern from a photo or an actual piece of lace. The book has many lovely designs: Bookmarks, edgings, square and round designs. Price: $20 CAD and shipping.

Beds TwoTraditional Bedfordshire Lace Techniques and Patterns. Barbara M Underwood. 1988. Hard cover, 92 pages. Barbara Underwood is a well known author and teacher of Bedfordshire lace. Her work has helped to document the many elements of this lace. Techniques follow the introduction and history, with many illustrations and reference numbers. Tallies include square ended, leaf shaped, cucumber, raised, and overlaid flat tallies. Leaves, flowers, grounds, and other elements are well covered. Lovely photos and 38 projects. Price: $35 CAD and shipping.


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“Special Interest Books” for Lacemakers or Non-Lacemakers!

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Additional Resources for Lace Projects

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Click on the link below to see an example of our Thread Inventory page. Print and keep a record of your threads.  This format is ideal for a binder. Save threads by type: one page for cotton, linen, metallics, etc. Take the list along when shopping for new threads. Another option is to use your cell phone to take a photo of the page(s) for a reference of threads you already have in your stash.

♥ CLG Thread Inventory

IMG_8028 Bobbins square image webFound! The Canadian Lacemaker Gazette has a Bobbin Inventory page for those interested in keeping track of their bobbins. See the PDF attached, with thanks to our Gazette Editorial Team in Ottawa, 1999. French and English text.

♥ CLG Bobbin Inventory

IMG_8026-1 Website Project ImageDo you have a few lace projects underway at any given time? Here is a handy page for keeping track of your lace project details. Add a photo of your project so you can see at a glance which bobbins are being used, which pillow, etc. If you are hunting for bobbins you own and they are not in storage, this may help narrow the search!

A Place for Everything…One idea is to insert a sheet protector into a binder to hold all the details: The project record sheet, a photo, the pattern info, the pricking, and thread samples wrapped around a bookmark length of cardstock. Write down thread info next to each of the samples. This makes it easy to find everything needed to make more lace from the same supplies. Consider teaching others once you have mastered a certain pattern!

 ♥ CLG Lace Projects Record (horizontal)                      ♥ CLG Lace Projects Record 2 (vertical)

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New! As lacemakers, we tend to collect books and other resources and add them to our growing library. Below is a handy chart to record your library titles. This is a sample format which can be adapted. Suggestions are to record the type of resource: examples are hard cover books (HC), soft cover items (SC), booklets, folders, duotangs.

Books can be shelved by subject and/or in alphabetical order by title. Some may want to sort their library by using codes according to the type of lace and make a record of the price paid. In any case, it’s up to each individual lacemaker! Have fun with it.

Below is a link to the PDF Library page, as well as an optional list of two letter codes for your personal use. The PDF can be used to create an Excel file for sorting by title, subject, author, etc. This is a handy tool for keeping track of lace resources you already own!

♥ Lace Library Resource File

♥ Lace Resource Library Codes (add new ones)


Some items are hard to find…

Roller Pillow Gladys LFOUND! My father made roller pillows in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. I have moved three times since he gave me mine and unfortunately have managed to keep the roller, but the pillow base with the drawer in it has gone missing. I would dearly love to replace it. If anyone has a roller pillow which was purchased from Syd Rose, I would love to purchase it from you. Please contact the Gazette office: clgeditor @ gmail.com if you are interested in selling yours. Gladys L, British Columbia, Canada

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Wanted: Fri Knipling by Jana Novak, 1985. ISBN 87-418-7095-6 Contact the editor with the price and shipping to a Canadian address.


Wanted: More Bookmarks A Lace Guild Publication. 32 pages, currently not available from the Lace Guild. Please contact the Gazette office with a price and shipping cost to a Canadian address: clgeditor @ gmail.com (add the email to your address list) if you have a copy to offer!

Sterne Cover CMWanted: Sterne by Christine Mirecki. Designs can be used for bangles. The book has some lovely designs. Contact the editor with price and shipping cost.

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Wanted: Torchon Lace Rings by Alice Vokac, edited by Christine Johnson, 2011. This coil ring bound booklet was a fundraiser for the OIDFA Adelaide Congress. Contact the editor with price and shipping cost.


Variations coverWanted: Variations on a Theme: Bobbin Lacemaking Patterns for the Complete Beginner by Jennifer Ford, 1992.  Coil bound. Contact the editor with price and shipping cost.

SWAP! Some are interested in a Bobbin Swap or a Thread Swap. Does your stash have interesting threads or bobbins you would love to pass along to someone else? Are you looking for threads or bobbins that are hard to find? Perhaps you would like to connect by creating a Wish List! 

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Gazette Vol. 35 is now complete! See information posted in the Editions section. Questions? Email: clgeditor @gmail.com [Add the email to your address list.]

Gift Editions (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) can be sent bundled in one package. Give a gift to a special lacemaker! See below for prices.

♥ We are offering Vol. 28 – Vol. 35 editions at sale price! Individual editions are only $5 each, includes free shipping for one edition in Canada. Inquire about shipping larger orders within Canada or to other countries.

Complete sets of four editions are available for $20 in Canada; US $22 (US Funds); Overseas $35CAD equivalent, shipping free for one set of four editions. Cheques in your currency, PayPal (add $2 for fees deducted from CLG) or Bank e-Transfer is accepted. Inquire about a shipping estimate for larger orders.

These are packed full of information to inspire and encourage lacemaking. The Gazette Editions section on this website has a list of details for each one. Articles: Titles and authors are listed. Many thanks to all who have taken the time to share their lace adventures!

Inquire about past editions prior to Vol. 28. There are limited copies available for some earlier editions. We will post a request in Swap ‘n Shop if needed.

Posted below are front cover images from Volume 35. We have celebrated 35 years of publishing the Gazette! Scroll down to see other editions! If you know of someone who is not a regular subscriber and would love to read more about lacemaking, consider giving a Gift! Packages can be mailed directly from CLG if you wish.

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If you know of someone who is not a regular subscriber and would love to read more about lacemaking, consider giving a Gift! Packages can be mailed directly from CLG if you wish. This is a good bargain for a lace group library as well, build your reference collection!

Volume 30 editions are available, our 30th year in production! The Gazette Editions section has details for each one: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. Posted below are front cover images.

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