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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The Latest Lacemaking & Tatting Books

October 22nd, 2016

bl306_tmbAs usual at this time of the year (it’s nearly Christmas after all!), we summarise some of the publications that have appeared recently :

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All the Fun of the Fair !

October 21st, 2016

showIt was great meeting many of you recently at the Tonbridge Lace & Threads Fair. It’s a popular event, well organised and at a great location and we always enjoy being there and serving our customers. There is usually ‘something different’ at the Roseground stand and we didn’t disappoint this time when our range of lace accented jewellery proved a big attraction for many of our customers.

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It’s Christmas Bobbin Time !

October 20th, 2016

Christmas bobbinYes, it’s time to add some yuletide bobbins to your pillow – and they make very acceptable gifts too. Christmas bobbins are always popular and time seems to go quickly at this time of the year so it’s a good idea to take a look now and get your order to us in good time to avoid that last minute rush.

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On the Move ?

June 29th, 2016

mobileIf you use a tablet or smartphone to use the Roseground website – and many of you do – you will find that we have made changes to make sure that the display responds automatically to the size of the screen you are using.

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Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

April 21st, 2016

queen90Today, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our longest reigning monarch, celebrates her 90th birthday.

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Finca Thread Continues As Usual !

March 22nd, 2016

headingThe many enthusiastic users of Presencia threads should have no worries following recent changes to its distribution in the UK.

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The Lamp That Everyone is Talking About

December 3rd, 2015

om047_cropWe’ve seen a lot of lamps over the years. Many of them have been excellent but we believe our latest – the Purelite Ultra – is the best we have seen. A well-known lacemaker who bought one from us at Havant is certainly impressed : Read the rest of this entry »

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