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How to Crochet Double Foundation Chain

Double Foundation Chain I first came across Double Foundation Chain in the Encyclopaedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont.

"All The Stuff" - clutter is stealing my craft time
I am overwhelmed with clutter. There is so much cleaning and sorting to be done I struggle with ho…

Caul - how many bobbins was that?
It's taking forever but my first plaited caul is nearly finished. I keep running out of bobbin…

Caul progress
I'd spent a few days thinking about some of the problems that needed to be solved to make Elean…

New lace bobbins and cookie pillow
I love it when the postman brings me presents, its even better when those presents are from my lov…

Why bobbin lace and not net?
At the end of my previous post are images from two of the Bronzino portraits of Eleanora di Toledo …

Trying Valenciennes Net Ground
In my last post I talked about why I think bobbin lace techniques were used to make Eleanora's…

Bobbin Lace Inspiration
You already know that Eleanora's caul influenced me to learn bobin lace but I want to share wit…

BBQ to Bobbins
I didn't really know how many bobbins I was going to need for the types of lace I wanted to ma…

Crochet Motifs
Now that I have bored you silly with sand bags here's some crochet motifs I've been learnin…

Lace Pillow - first attempt (image heavy post)
To make my roller pillow I started with the cardboard core that some bamboo yarn had come wrapped …