Scilla's Needlecraft and Lacemaking Blog

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Day out at Denny Abbey

During the month of May there is a Festival of Textile Art at Denny Abbey, in Cambridgeshire. On display is embroidery, lace, felting, screen printing, and quilting worked by members of the Eastern Region Textile Forum (Fig 1)This is spread throughout the Farm Museum and the Abbey and to find all exhibits is like going […]

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Do you have problems with finding the right thread?

Often when you pick up a Lace book or a Lace pattern, it gives you a thread that you cannot find. Frequently the reason is that the thread manufacturers have discontinued that particular thread. So I thought I would list some threads and their possible alternatives. We cannot guarantee an exact match but the ones […]

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Christmas Festivals

Just before Christmas the Lace group that I belong to – the Fenland lace makers was involved in 3 Christmas Festivals. This started a few years ago when they took part in a Christmas Tree Festival at St Peters in March, and have continued to do so ever since. Last year we decorated a tree […]

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All About Wool

A day out at Fibre East – Redbourne School A couple of weekends ago as we didn’t have a Lace or Craft day to go to we took a Saturday out, and went to Fibre East at Redbourne School in Ampthill, Beds. We weren’t quite sure what to expect but as we had been told […]

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British Lace Bobbins

How well do you know your British Lace Bobbins I was watching an old ‘Bargain Hunt’ program on the TV and 2 of the contestants found and bought a box of 6 old bone East Midland bobbins, similar to these Bone bobbins probably dating from the 1800 to the 1900, dyed but otherwise not very […]

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THE 98 GROUP

HAVE YOU HEARD? THE 98 GROUP IS FLOODING THE FENS WITH LACE! The 98 group consists of 34 Lace makers who like to push the bounds of contempory lacemaking and exhibit their work all over the country. Recent exhibitions have been held at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The de Morgan Gallery […]

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Wire Lace Tuition

WANT TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT? There is a really fabulous course being run at Waddesdon Manor, organised by the Lace Society.   A chance to have a go at Wire Lace under expert tuition. Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemporary Lace Makers with Lauren Sundin A three day course: Wednesday 10th September to Friday 12th September […]

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DMC’s NEW Colour Infusions Memory Thread

Is this a thread or is it wire? Neither it is a combination of both! DMC’s Colour Infusion Memory Thread is a soft fibre covered copper wire wound onto a unique reusable shuttle that keeps the thread smooth when stored. Colour Infusion Memory thread has endless possibilities for the Crafts Person.   You can go 3D, – […]

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Summer Lace School

Knuston Hall SUMMER LACE SCHOOL   Have you ever dreamed of making lace for a weekend, a week or even ten whole days! In lovely surrounding, great accommodation, superb food and with internationally renowned Tutors for company!   If so, then the Summer Lace School at Knuston Hall is for you.   Every year at […]

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NOW AVAILABLE FROM MAKIT

Alex Stillwell’s long awaited book on Floral Bucks Point Lace ‘All about making – Floral Bucks Point’. Her second book about Bucks Point Lace. This book included 33 projects and patterns, from Narrow Lace, small Motifs to Round or Oval items. Each Pattern has technical details and helpful hints and the patterns progress from the […]

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