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Jo Edkins' Bobbin Lace School

Important! This is my new lace website - a rewrite of my old one (and, I think, better!) It is not yet quite complete.

If you can't find something, or prefer the old format, click here.


For beginners - equipment, how to set up a pillow, easy patterns


Patterns - free patterns and descriptions


Stitches - the manipulation of bobbins which is the basis of bobbin lace, with a description, animation and photos of each stitch

Grounds (or nets, or réseau) - open areas of lace

Solid areas (or clothwork, or toilé) - denser areas of lace

Headsides - non-straight edge of lace

Footsides - straight edge of lace

Spiders, joins, etc.

Bucks point designs


Other lace shapes - corners, mats, etc.


Other - various subjects

Glossary - an alphabetical index to this website



My name is Jo Edkins - index to all my websites - any questions or comments, email jo.edkins.lace@gwydir.demon.co.uk