I stock a range of lace books, lace equipment, pin cushions, needlework tools, painted boxes etc. This range will change gradually during the year.
Lace Guild Publications
A selection of books available by post including the popular 'An Introduction to' range including:
- Bucks Point
A selection of books produced by Gil Dye, Jean Leader and Jacqui Barber.
- Twelve Years of Christmas
- Floral Bucks Point Patterns
- Thistle, Rose, daffodil, shamrock and a fuchsia
- Sixteenth & Seventeenth Century Lace books 1 to 4
A range of different sized wooden boxes ideal for pins or earrings painted with the design of your choice including Celtic Knots, monograms and floral designs. Boxes are lined with either plain or patterned co-coordinating fabrics.
I also stock black cardboard gift boxes measuring 130mm x 45mm x 21mm with a white padded lining - just the right size for one or two lace bobbins. Ideal if you are buying lace bobbins to present as a gift.
Newnham lace bobbin winder manufactured by SMP Lace in heavy-duty plastic - suitable for almost all English and Continental bobbins.
Winder clamps onto a table and may be positioned for either left or right handed use. Instructions for use are enclosed.
Good quality embroidery scissors made from hot forged steel - sharp with good points which are made to last. They measure 3 3/4 inches or 9.5cm in length. These scissors are ideal for embroidery and lace making, and would make the ideal present for a lacemaker!
Lace Tools & Bobbins for Wire and Metallic Threads
Lacemaking tool sets - Lazy Susan, pin lifter and pin pusher in a choice of Ebony, Rosewood and Guatambu.
Metallic threads and wire can be difficult to work with using ordinary lace bobbins. There are two options available:
- Continental bobbin with a metal hook
- Continental bobbin with a slot cut into the head of the bobbin to hold the thread or wire in place
Pins & Needles
Pincushions made from 100% cotton, filled with synthetic non- allergenic washable filling and decorated with an attractive cream cotton lace bow. Ideal for pinning to your lace pillow, keeping pins safe, and ready to use. A limited amount of each fabric is available.
Wooden needle cases painted with white daisies - ideal for keeping your sewing needles safe and ready to use.
Spangles & Wire
A five metre coil of brass spangling wire. Ideal for adding spangles to your Midland lace bobbins.
Packs of ready made spangles on brass wire for adding to your own Midland bobbins. Each pack contains a mix of colours and bead types but will be similar to those pictured. The colour and bead combinations are dependant on the bead stock available.