Additional Resources for Lace Projects!
Here is a list of ten+ Free Resources for Lace Projects. Scroll down to view. Keeping things organized is one of our main goals. These can be printed and adapted to your own unique style.
Click on the link above 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: 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. Below: Make your own personal thread size comparison chart to help document a variety of threads for different patterns.
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. French and English text. The page has room to include a photo of your bobbin(s).
♦ New! Below are additional files: Bobbin location details, continental or spangled. These are Excel files, converted to PDF for viewing. Print or copy the headings and create your own file. Instructions are at the bottom of the pages. This will save you some time hunting for supplies! Plus you can get a grand total for your bobbins.
Note: Bobbin styles are found in the last two files, posted for your reference. You may have many bobbins from different sources. Have fun with this adventure!
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. 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 card stock. 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!