Saturday, October 26, 2013

Meeting Today

We are meeting today at the library - room 308 - For some Halloween fun.  See you then.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

June Meeting

June meeting will be used to finish up the goodies for convention.  All pin cushions and the chop stick holders will need to have a label attached. and be ready to go to convention.  We'll need a final count on things as well.

Please count up the hours you have put in for convention that have NOT already been counted.  It'll be nice to have those all in before July.  As well as other hours for May and June.

At this point the only demos on the docket for this summer are July 4th - Orem.  I've not herd back from anyone concerning the Pioneer Village in Provo nor anything for the 24th of July.

Convention is August 4-9 and our next meeting will be August 24th.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Only One Meeting To Go

We only hove on meeting left till IOLI Conference.  On June 22 we will be meeting to put together all the convention goodies.  These will then be assembled at Fair View Lace Days. 

If you have any pin cushions please bring those.

Thanks everyone for all that you've done for these goodies.  Soon we will get back to "normal", what ever that is.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Stars for Saturday

Here are two versions of the bobbin lace star we will be doing on Saturday.  4 pares are needed for the edge and 8 pares for the more decorative center.  Size 80 cordonnet thread.  It is a super simple pattern.

Also, please bring all the pin cushions to meeting.  I need an official count of what is done and in my hot little hands.

See you Saturday.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Birthday "Party"

This Saturday is our birthday party and we will, as usual, have our pot luck luncheon.   Please bring something yummy to eat.  If we end up with a mountain of desserts than we'll have a lot of sugar for lunch!

Don't forget your show and tell items.

We will work on pin cushion and have a little craft.  You'll need a size G crochet hook.

See you then!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Keeping the Bobbins Organised

Bobbin management is as much an act of desperation as feet of ingenuity.  Being faced with a pillow over full of bobbins I began a search for bobbin holders to suit my needs.  I really didn't want to re-invent the wheel and knew I'd find the help I needed online.

I was surprised, however, to find that my answer came in a chance glance at a pillow in a picture on Pinterest.  I work in Spangeled Midlands mostly now and while my Bobbin holder is billiant for my needs it will not work with any other style of bobbin.

So here are the option I've found.

First off is my brilliant discovery; the giant coil-less safety pin, AKA the knitting stitch holder.   You just put the pin through your spangle loops and move the whole thing out of you way till needed.  They are around a dollar in price and come in 3 sizes...and best of all can be found at the local craft store!  I have yet to find a reason not to love this solution.

For other bobbin styles you'll need other options.  I found the following while looking to solve my problem.

The crocheted style:
* Instruction can be found here (It's in French) or on the Ning site for IOLI.

Or these home made versions found here.

And this little version with a dowel and a screw.

Don't forget there are spring loaded and wooden stacker variations available from lace suppliers.

So find the ones that work for you and if worse come to worse a zipp-lock bag works in a pinch.

Friday, January 18, 2013

January Meeting

Hello lacers,

Next week is our first meeting of the year.  We will be starting out with two Valentine's Day projects for you to choose from.  A bobbin lace heart and a tatted heart (this is also the start to a lovely winter tree if you're not into hearts).

For the bobbin lace you will need 8 pairs.  Either in in one color of your choice or 7 pairs in in one color with one pair in a metallic/alt color for the edge.  Thread is Size 80 cordonnet or equivalent.

For the tatted heart you will need thread sizes of your choice and 3 shuttles.  If you've never used more than 2 shuttles this is a super easy pattern to lean on.

**** Convention Info****

Please bring all pincushions you may have in ANY state they are in.  We really need to see what we have.  If you have any of the miser bags bring those too.  We think we have enough of those at this point, but please do bring them if you have them done.  We are also in need of more 60's; So please consider making one - anything will help.

If you don't get the Bulletin from IOLI please know that Winter 2013 has gone out with all the convention info. Feb 1 is the "start" of registration.  If you want to go, but are not an IOLI member know that the forms are available from Beehive Lacers site.

See you next week!