Instructions for Basic B
© Lorelei Halley 2011
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Bobbin Lace Pattern Basic B
|On the original size pattern - 76mm - I used 40/2
linen. Alternatives: Bockens 35/2 linen, Cordonnet crochet cotton #40,
pearl cotton #12.
17 pairs, wound in pairs.
|Basic B||If you work the cloth stitch lesson, lesson 1, lesson 2, and lesson 3, you know enough to make this lace. Original size of this pattern is 75mm.|
|For the cloth trail hang the weaver on pin B (see
diagram below left).
|Hang 5 passive pairs on each of 2 pins inside the trail (see left).|
|For the outer braid, hang 2 pairs on a temporary pin near A. When the weaver arrives at pin A, take it through the right hand hung-on pair in cloth stitch - ctc. Then set the pin. Twist it 4 times. You will be making a sewing here at the end, and you want a hole big enough and easy enough to stick a crochet hook into. Take the weaver back through that same hung-on pair, and rightwards again through the passive pairs. Remove the temporary pin.|
|When you get to the end, some small changes in
direction are necessary, because you want the ending knots and bundles
to be hidden behind the cloth stitch trail.
|Sew the green braid onto the beginning braid at E.
Then continue the green braid and sew it into F. Sew the purple
braid into F
|Sew the weaver into B.|
|In the area of C and D you will have 10 beginning loops for the passive pairs. Sew each passive into its proper beginning loop. Be careful not to omit one.|
|Sew the 2 pairs from the outer braid into A.
Check to make sure everything is sewn into something, and in the right position.
|Knot each pair 2 times. Then make short braids or bundles and sew them into some hole so that the ending tails will be hidden by the cloth stitch.|
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© Lorelei Halley 2012 First posted June 21, 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org