Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Making Lace Bobbins

Making Lace Bobbins

Sue was given Aunty Val’s Lace Bobbin cushion and bobbins after she had passed on. The work was incomplete and Sue has been told that the pattern not an easy one to start with.
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Its only since moving here she found a group which does it.
In need of a set of bobbins and no mini lathe to turn them on she set about hand carving her own. These are made from Hoop Pine a softwood, making it easy to carve and shape.
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These photos are of her first Bobbin Lace work.
The video shows her process.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Woodford Vintage Machinery Display

Woodford Vintage Machinery Display

No we haven’t fallen off the planet, just so many things going on and long projects which are slow going and we/I will post when completed.
Back on 28th August Sue and I drove up to Woodford   for the Vintage Machine display.
Rather than load lots of photos decided its time for a bit of video instead its a small display but we were assured its usually bigger another display was on elsewhere members had gone to. Still a brilliant day all round. However we will return and never venture via the Bruce highway to return home on a Sunday again.
A few photos.
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The video which highlights an amazing man’s passion for his beloved old machine done in scale.