I've been enjoying the process of bobbin lace over the past couple of years but I haven't taken it as far as I would like. But earlier this year my local weaving guild asked me to do a beginner bobbin lace class. One thing I've discovered is that there's nothing like having to teach something to really move ahead in it. There's something about having to explain things to someone that makes you really pay attention to what you're doing and why.
I've enjoyed putting together the curriculum, handout and prickings for the various skills we're going to practice. Here's one of the more advanced projects I'm hoping the folks in the class will get to on Sunday:
In addition to this class in March, I've also signed up to do an Introduction to Bobbin Lace class at Lincoln Land Community College in October. It's going to be part of a series that will also include an evening of Introduction to Teneriffe Lace. People can do one evening or the other or they can get a discount when signing up for both. Those classes will be at a very beginner, introduction level with some history of the crafts included.
Talking of these two lace, I found a really interesting YouTube video of Lacemaking in Croatia. It features both of these laces. Click here to have a look.