In the past, there were lace schools, where the children of the village would learn how to make lace. This is my online lace school!
For beginners - equipment, how to set up a pillow, easy patterns
Patterns - free patterns and descriptions
Stitches - the manipulation of bobbins which is the basis of bobbin lace, with a description, animation and photos of each stitch
Different shapes of lace - strips, corners, mats, etc.
Other - various subjects about making lace
Glossary - an alphabetical index to this website
Design your own lace patterns - with grids, design kits, interactive designer and advice
References - Lace museums, guilds, lace groups, suppliers, fairs, books, classes, lace identification, online lace lessons
Antique bobbins - my own collection
My books, available on Amazon:
Dutch translation of an older version of this website by Rene' van Hassel
My name is Jo Edkins - index to all my websites - any questions or comments, email me
© Jo Edkins 2017