Swap ‘n Shop! Doesn’t that sound intriguing? 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! Your sales ad or wish list item will need some details. A good description and a photo would be helpful.
This area is self serve. Contact the editor to post requests or items for sale: email@example.com (add the email to your contact list). 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.
Wanted: Fri Knipling by Jana Novak, 1985. ISBN 87-418-7095-6 Contact the editor with price and shipping cost to Canadian address.
Wanted to Buy! 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
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 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
The resources listed below are available for a limited time. Items marked SOLD may be offered at a later date! We hope the items will assist you on your lace journey.
23. SOLD! Creating with Lace: Add the Personal Touch. Mary Jo Hiney. 1999. The author gives a wonderful selection of lacy ideas which could be used to decorate your personal space. Chapters: A Place of Her Own; A Place for Holding Court; A Place for Renewal; A Place for Good Company; A Place of Solitude, A Place to Celebrate the Season. In General Instructions, the author lists types of lace, then a color chart if a person is interested in dyeing lace for a particular project. Suggestions are given for combining lace with other elements for window coverings, clothing, purses, pillows, quilts, holiday decorations, etc. Price: $30.00 CAD and shipping.
22. Bobbin Lacemaking by Doris Southard. 1977, reprinted. The book continues to be popular with beginning lacemakers as well as collectors. Lessons and patterns are extensive throughout. The author uses the method of twist/cross which is very good for those using a bolster where the passive threads hang parallel. With experience, cross/twist can be used on any pattern. Opening chapters are “History of Bobbin Lace” and “Getting Started: The Pillow; Bobbins, Old and New”. The 12 lesson chapters titles are: Braids; Edgings; Sewing edge; Fans; Spiders; Rose ground; Turning a corner; Begin without directions; Laces with Gimp; Squares, Petals, and Picots; Laces made on a Flat Pillow; Other kinds of Laces. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.
21. Threads for Lace Edition 5: A survey and comparision of 1425 Lacemaking and other threads. Brenda Paternoster. 2009. Soft cover. 108 pages. The author compares many threads for lacemaking, and choosing the right thread is the main objective. Chapters on five main thread types cover linen, cotton, silk, synthetic, and glitter. The Thread Survey lists the threads first by type, then in alphabetical order by company. The final section is a Thread size comparison which gives a list of alternative threads. This is a valuable book to have in your personal library! Price: $25.00 CAD and shipping.
20. Bobbin Lace Making. Pamela Nottingham. 1989. 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, motifs including a swan. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.
19. Bobbin Lace: Form by the Twisting of Cords. Kaethe and Jules Kliot. A New Look at a Traditional Textile Art: 472 Photographs. 20 Color Plates. 1973. 245 pages. The authors, well known in the lace community, highlight the structure of lace as well as sharing projects that unlock the mystery of finished lace. Covered are Basic Techniques, A Sampler, Special Techniques and Stitches, Additional Grounds, Explorations within Grounds and Edges, and Working Techniques. This is a good reference book, written during a earlier time when bobbin lace was introduced as a new craft! Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.
18. Seasonal Samplings in Hardanger Embroidery. Carolyn Mitchell. 1996. Size: 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: $10.00 CAD and shipping.
17. Pillow Lace and Bobbins. Jeffery Hopewell. 1994. 32 pages. 5″x 7″ size. This booklet is packed full of photos of different types of lace as well as many pages of bobbins, also photos and some info on bobbin winders, spangles, bolsters and other pillows, lacemakers at work. The author gives info on English lace plus contributions of Belgium and France to lacemaking. Price: $5.00 CAD and shipping.
16. An Introduction to Battenberg Lace. Instructions for Left and Right Handed Stitchers. Dianna Best. 1992. Size: 8.5″ x 11″, 44 pages. Battenberg lace dates back to the sixteenth century. The author has given us step-by-step instructions to assist with several projects: Christmas Angel, Butterfly, and Prairie Lily. The projects are based on using 5mm or 8mm purchased tape. The needle filling stitches covered are English Wheel, Russian Stitch, Tulle Stitch, Bundled Bars, and Wheel Filling Stitch. The cover image is Prairie Lily. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.
15. Elegant Stitches: An Illustrated Stitch Guide and Source Book of Inspiration by Judith Baker Montano. 1995. A small coil bound book with 176 pages. Needle based stitches are grouped by type. One chapter is devoted to crazy quilt combinations. Needle techniques with many finished colour photos. Techniques could be combined with lace to make a unique gift for anyone who enjoys nice things. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.
14. Schwalm Whitework: The Exquisite Regional Embroidery of Germany by Renate Fernau. 2000. Lacis Publications. English text. Needlelace techniques, with 72 pages of lovely designs, instruction on a variety of stitches, clear stitch diagrams, colour photos of finished projects. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.
13. Lessons in Bobbin Lacemaking by Doris Southard. 1992. The book continues to be popular with beginning lacemakers as well as collectors. Lessons and patterns are extensive throughout. The author uses the method of twist/cross which is very good for those using a bolster where the passive threads hang parallel. With experience, cross/twist can be used on any pattern. Opening chapters are “History of Bobbin Lace” and “Getting Started: The Pillow; Bobbins, Old and New”. There are 12 lesson chapters covering Braids; Edgings; Sewing edge; Fans; Spiders; Rose ground; Turning a corner; Begin without directions; Laces with Gimp; Squares, Petals, and Picots; Laces made on a Flat Pillow; Other kinds of Laces. (Crease in top right corner). Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.
12. 75 Quick & Easy Bobbin Lace Patterns by Veronica Sorenson. 2002. This is a hard cover book with 144 pages. The chapters include Small Motifs; Christmas Lace; Animal Kingdom; Mat Edgings; Lace for Weddings; Picture frames; Earrings; Handkerchiefs; Flight of Fancy; All-Lace Mats. The book contains simple patterns in Torchon, Beds, Honiton; Schneeberg; Bruges flower and Russian tape lace. Four Languages: English, German, Dutch and French. Original price: $44.95. Price: $40.00 CAD and shipping.
11. Bruges Flower Lace by Edna Sutton. 1987. This hard cover book is an excellent pattern source for those who interested in learning this technique. Chapters are: A Glance at Flemish Lace; Equipment; Basic Technques; Braids and Edgings; Fillings; Flowers; Leaves and Scrolls; Further projects. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.
10. Bangle Bonanza by Christine Springett. 12 original designs. 1997. This popular 28 page booklet has lovely designs for bangle projects. The booklet contains general instructions, information on using magic threads plus the twelve designs. Other publications from Christine & David Springett are listed on the last page. Price: $8.00 CAD and shipping.
9. Thistles, roses, daffodils and shamrocks: 4 Bookmarks using Bedfordshire lace techniques by Jean Leader, 1992. Coil bound, clear covers, 15 pages, 8.5 x 11.5 inches, English text. Someone purchased this pattern book a second time and has offered one copy for sale. Price $20.00 CAD and shipping.
8. SOLD! Klöppeln by Brigitte Bellon, 1980. Colour, 48 pages, soft cover. Size is 14.5 cm x 21 cm. German text. Four fold card insert has fifteen pricking patterns. Details are given for each pattern including diagrams and photos of actual lace. A section at the end of the book has several pages of finished projects. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.
7. SOLD! Hardanger This is a popular craft using needlelace techniques to create a lacy effect. This DMC pattern book has 16 pages, eight projects, full colour images. Placemat with napkins (front cover), two cushion covers, square doily, curtain edging, oval doily, table runner, another square doily. Patterns have general instructions in Danish, Norwegian and English. Good with minor wear. Printed in Denmark. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.
6. Mediterranean Knotted Lace by Elena Dickson, was published in 2005. This lovely book has clear instructions and photos showing the work in progress and many finished pieces, both large and small. Elena lives in Australia and has been teaching knotted lace since 1987 in her home country and at conventions in the USA. If you are interested in trying a new lace technique, this would be a very good start. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.
5. The Bobbin Lace Manual by Geraldine Stott, 1988, reprinted 1992. 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! Finishing instructions are included. This is a very good reference manual for any skill level. Price: $25.00 CAD and shipping.
New! 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 good for a binder; 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 the threads you already have in your stash.
♥ Found! 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.
♥ CLG Bobbin Inventory
Do you have a few lace projects underway at any given time? Here is a handy page for keeping track of your lace project details. At a glance you can see which bobbins are being used, which pillow, etc. If you are hunting for bobbins and they are not in storage, this may help narrow the search!
4. Wanted: Some are interested in a Bobbin 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!
3. Wanted: Request for the book called Torchon Lace Rings by Alice Vokac, edited by Christine Johnson. Contact the editor with price and shipping cost to a Canadian address.
2. Wanted: Variations on a Theme by Jennifer Ford. (Bobbin Lacemaking Patterns for the Complete Beginner) 1992. Contact: CLG Editor.
1. Wanted: Fri Knipling by Jana Novak, 1985 for a non-smoking home. An English version is preferred but the original text in Danish is accepted. ISBN 87-418-7095-6
♥ Found! A 1996 Calendar was advertised in the Gazette. We now have the calendar on file in the Archives. Thanks Julie for your kind donation!
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The Canadian Lacemaker Gazette Volume 33:1-4 is complete. Volume 34 is now underway; the Fall edition will be mailed in September. Editions of Volume 33 are available and can be sent bundled in one package.
A Note to CLG Subscribers: We are offering Volume 28 – Volume 32 editions at sale price! Individual editions are only $5 each, includes 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. Contact the editor for a shipping estimate. Cheques in your currency, PayPal (add $2 for fees deducted from CLG) or Bank eTransfer are accepted.
These are packed full of information to inspire and encourage lacemaking. The Gazette Editions section has details for each one.
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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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