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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Pillow Lace Cushions

Before I could make my own bobbin lace kit I had to decide what type of pillow lace cushion I wanted.

There are quite a few styles of lace making pillows and I had no idea what the differences were, but what was obvious to me was that some were flat and some were cylinders for making long braids and laces. A few 'bobbin lace cushion' searches later and I thought I needed a pretty antique* roller cushion style set-up, and I wasn't swayed by how pretty they were at all.


Well, yeah Ok, maybe the prettiness did sway me just a little.

Both of these lovelies I found on Pinterest. The little draw for keeping spare pins, bobbins and lace patterns, the care gone into decorating the wood, I just love that they are beautiful as well a functional.

So I set about making one.

*Modern roller pillows are a cross between a flat pillow and cylinder pillow offering you the best of both but the antique ones are more cylinder and don't offer as much flat working space.






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