This past week wasn't a regular weaving week on my loom. Instead, Thursday, Friday and Saturday I took a bobbin lace class with Louise Colgan. She flew in from California to teach us milanese lace. I've taken several classes with her before and we always learn so much when she comes. Having 3 days makes it possible to get most of our projects done. I chose to make a bumble bee this time. I thought I was biting off more than I could chew, but taking it step by step made it possible to work. This picture shows the finished project. I took my camera along Saturday and took pictures in the morning. I'd finished my little bee. This is the back of him. So, you can see his whole body. The wings are kind of hidden. When I take him off the pillow and flip him, you'll be able to see the front and how he's supposed to look. I will probably have him off the pillow by next week and can post a picture of the front of him.
Her great aunt lived in Bohemia in what is now part of Czechoslovakia. She made bobbin lace on a big roller pillow, something I haven't used yet. I'm not sure I could get the hang of that! She has some wonderful examples of lace pieces.
Today it's back to weaving. I've got purple on the loom now so I'll be getting that fabric done. My show is in less than a month and I've got several more warps that have to be woven for that!!
This was such a nice break, having time to relax (with lots of pillows to cushion our backs!) and just flip those bobbins. The click of them was quite relaxing.
Now it's back to the world of looms and warps!