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Introducing Myself

Hi, I'm Hollie, and I'm a fiber junkie. (Sounds like an AA meeting, doesn't it?) I haven't been in the SCA for a long time. When I was, my name was Isabeau,  I live in the Barony of Axemoor, Kingdom of  what was then Meridies, now Gleann Abhann. (modernly known as New Orleans, LA)  I hadn't decided on a persona...my interests ran all over the place.

I'm a fiber junkie. I knit, crochet (is that period? I haven't found any documentation), weave, do some kumihimo, make bobbin lace (I learned from a Belgian teacher...lucky me!) , spin on a spindle, do tatting (way out of period), do a little nalbinding (self-taught)  and want to learn LOTS more! I'd love to have a spinning wheel or floor loom in my house, but I just don't have enough room. I live in rather cramped quarters. I have a kick spindle, though...way out of period, but interesting nonetheless.

I saw this group from one of the other weaving groups here on LJ and thought it would be interesting. I'm eager to "meet" more people and learn from all of you!



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Oct. 17th, 2008 10:22 am (UTC)
I love that your music is "blessed silence"!!

Nice to meet you! Maybe you can give me the kick I need to try bobbin lace! I got bobbins at Pennsic a few years ago, but they are still just sitting here!
Oct. 17th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
There are really only two basic movements in bobbin lace: the cross and the twist. Each is done with two pairs of bobbins. You only work with two pairs at a time; the other bobbins are set aside until you're ready to work with them.

Oooh, you got bobbins at Pennsic? Lucky you! I've had to get my bobbins at lace days or the IOLI (International Old Lacers, Inc.) convention. Either that or mail order.

Depending on where you are, you may want to join a local lace guild. I, unfortunately, don't have a lace guild near me (the nearest is 3 hours away from me). I did visit a guild in San Diego, and they were most helpful. They were the ones who taught me lace, and brought in a teacher from Belgium to teach the more complicated laces. She was great!

I'm glad that you like my "blessed silence"! I usually like quiet to start my day. I'll play music later on. I have a lovely Renaissance CD that a friend gave me. It's still in the wrapper, but I'll play it sometime!
Oct. 17th, 2008 10:57 am (UTC)
I tried bobbin lace at Pennsic, so I know the basics, but that doesn't mean I've ever done more than a cm or two!

In my case 'blessed silence' only comes when I'm still awake, and all three of my kids are asleep; ie, not all that often! Actual *music*? I remember that... vaguely!
Oct. 17th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
My bobbin lace equipment is stashed away in my closet for the time being. I'm in the process of cleaning the closet out and selling stuff on eBay, but I definitely don't want to give up my bobbin lace! :)
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