Archive for October, 2017

Want to Try Tatting ?

October 26th, 2017

It’s not expensive to get started with tatting – and it’s a great craft to get into.  It’s a lot more popular than perhaps you imagine, as more and more people are giving it a try – so, if you ask around, it’s not too hard to find enthusiasts to help and share ideas with. And – a big plus  – there are a lot of blogs, videos and chat sites out there on the internet to help you along if you need a little guidance or wish to swap ideas. And, here are a few pointers for anyone thinking of giving tatting a try:

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Plenty of New Lace Books !

October 21st, 2017

Wow! – There are certainly new lacemaking books a’plenty at Roseground this year.

We really must start with a real heavyweight – in more ways than one! Barbara Corbet’s latest, ‘Mailänder Spitze – Milanese Lace – Yesterday and Today‘ is a comprehensive text on a popular lace technique, packed with both how-to and patterns to do. OK, it’s a little expensive, but its 240 pages in hardback – and a welcome alternative to paying overblown prices for the out-of-print alternatives when they so rarely come on the market.

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Christmas Bobbins – a ‘must-have’ for your pillow

October 6th, 2017

We know that many of you look forward to the annual tradition of Christmas bobbins. Lots of you must have quite a collection – and you are sure to be tempted by this year’s designs. We think you will agree that our painter, Amanda D, has once again created some very attractive bobbins

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