In the meantime, I started to read about bobbin lace on the internet, blogs, websites, videos in Youtube, etc. While investigating I found a really nice blog that had a little step by step tutorial to make a pillow at home. It is very simple: just some fabric, foam, sand and shoe box. Mine is almost done... I just have to make the show box look a little better but oter than that the pillow works perfectly!
|Bag full of sand, foam and all covered with linen.|
|It doesn't look very "elegant" but it works :)|
One of the books a got comes with excercises in increasing level of complexity. I got ready to begin with the first excercise, so:
1st step: Prepare the bobbins. Load them with thread:
2nd step: Prepare the pillow. Pin the pattern on it.
3rd step: Put the bobbins on the pillow and let the fun begin!
This first excercise aimed to learn how to make the half stitch. It was so hard but again... this is just a very basic stitch. I can't stop looking at it and see how the thred shapes so perfectly... this really MAGIC!
If you look very carefully your will find two mistakes I made... but I guess it is alright since it is my first time doing anything with bobbins :)
|Excercise n°1 finished :þ|
I am very happy with the result and now I am looking forward to starting with the second excercise!!
About the lopapeysa: It is done!! I just have to graft the underarms, sew the neck to make it double folded and block it! Pictures will come after it is blocked :)
This has been a week full of experiments! We made sushi for the first time! I love sushi but never eat it because I refuse to pay the RIDICULOUS price they ask for it here in Iceland. It is unbelievable. So, we decided better to try to make it ourselves and it worked!! Here are some pics of the process:
And to end, summer doesn't seem to want to come to Iceland. The last couple of weeks have been pretty cold. The only sign of summer is the light. Days are getting REALLY long. It barely gets dim for a couple of hours which is GREAT! This is a pic I took from home a few days ago around 23.30h... it is just wonderful :)