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Bobbin Lace Spider Sampler WIP

Spider Sampler WIP

It’s been ages since I shared some bobbin lace with you guys, but I have been practicing! Now I’m working on this sampler:

Spider Sampler WIP

Those little bits inside the diamonds are called spiders, and the border is made of a zillion different ground patterns. I love a good sampler and it turns out it doesn’t matter if it’s quilted, embroidery, or lace. Samplers rock the most.

Spider Sampler WIP

These are the last few spiders I’ve worked, some successful, some not as much. But it’s definitely getting easier! I’ve worked on this (7 spiders in total now, some are covered by the cloth in the photos) over 3 lessons plus time at home, and I only just now properly understand what to do between the spiders. It just kept tripping me up, so much that I felt like I’d negative-learned since my last project.

Spider Sampler WIP

But now it makes sense – it actually kind of feels like I spend ages between each spider setting it up, then the spiders go by so quickly! Those are still a little confusing, but so much fun to work, especially since each one is different. Of course this will take me a hundred years to finish, so I’m sure you’ll see a lot more of it as I go on!

Oh, and P.S. – Gift #2 was sent off today, another little package to someone out there in blogworld! I’ll tell more when I can!