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Lace Making Tools

Tools

All our lace making tools are individually hand-turned and beeswax polished to order.














If you would like any of these tools in a different wood than those listed here, then please contact us for availability.


Multi-tools

Multi-Tools

Lacemaking Multi-Tools (Available in Bocote, Snakewood and Cocobolo):

  1. Pin Pusher/Puller and Beading Needle
  2. Pin Pusher/Puller and Pattern Pricker
  3. Pin Pusher/Puller and Honiton Pin
  4. Pin Pusher/Puller and Lazy Susan
  5. Pin Pusher/Puller and 0.4mm Crochet Hook
  6. Lazy Susan and 0.6mm Crochet Hook

If you would like a different combination, then just ask. Each tool has a central hole, so it can be pinned to your pillow.














Lace Tool Set

Four Part Lace Tool Set

All our lace making tools are individually hand-turned and polished to order. These tools are available in Bocote, Cocobolo, Yew, Karanda or African Blackwood, as a set or individually.







Nostepinde / Nostepinne

Nostepinde/Nostepinne

Nostepinde / Nostepinne - an old Scandinavian tool for turning a hank of wool or other thread into neat balls. See Nostepinde on YouTube. Made with North American Tulip wood.



Lace roll-up bar

Rollup Bar

When making a long length of lace, you will need to move your finished lace up. Rather than letting the lace "dangle" at the top end of pillow, it is rolled up onto a roll-up bar (which will keep it clean and flat without fold marks). The roll-up bar is than secured to the lace pillow with long pins. The sample in the photo is approx. 110mm long, diameter 18mm and max. lace width would be 75mm. Different sizes can be made to order. Choose your wood from the wood list.



Thread Nippers

Nippers

To finish off your piece of lace, we offer these razor-sharp thread nippers. The Gingher® G-NS-4 featherweight thread nippers cut closer than any pair of scissors, giving a beautiful finish to your work, especially when making sewings in your lace. They are small (12mm x 110mm), very light and excellent quality. They have a nylon frame and safety cap, stainless steel blades, and come in a plastic pouch with use and care instructions. Suitable for right and left-handed use.



Straight Reverse Action Tweezers

Straight Reverse Action Tweezers

Very good for holding a broken thread on your pillow, whilst tying in or bringing in a new thread. Many uses for other crafters, jewellery makers, stamp collectors etc. Forged in stainless steel, and with insulated handles.



Angled Reverse Action Tweezers

Angled Reverse Action Tweezers

Very good for holding a broken thread on your pillow, whilst tying in or bringing in a new thread. Many uses for other crafters, jewellery makers, stamp collectors etc. Forged in stainless steel, and with insulated handles.



Lace Bobbin Holder

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Solid dowel, which you thread through the bobbin spangles, and which will hold approx. 10/15/20 bobbins depending on length. Both ends screw off, so the bobbins can be released on either side as needed. Quality metal parts ensure smooth operation and a long life, just do not overtighten them. Available in Holly and Bubinga, and in three lengths 10/15/20cm.
Note: Also great for wall hangings in lace, embroidery, etc.





Lace Bobbin Tamer

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A good old design to hold bobbins out of the way, or during transport of your pillow. Lay bobbins over the wood, then secure with the elastic, and pin down at either or both ends to your pillow. Available in Walnut.



Lace Starter Bar

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To get a neat start on a circular or pointed piece of lace, the bobbin pairs are laid open, and the workers work one side and then the other. The Starter Bar helps you to control the threads. The Walnut bar is approx. 13cm long and has four holes for divider pins, enabling different widths of lace. For further instructions, see: Practical Skills in Bobbin Lace by Bridget M. Cook (pp26-28)



Lucet

Lucet

An ancient (and easy to use) tool for making cord and rope. Comes with instructions and some cotton thread to get started. Normally made in Oak, but subject to availability.



Pillow Support

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Two parts slot together to make a safe pilow support, which slopes down. Two dowels at the low point keep your pillow from sliding of. Just take apart for flat storage and ease of transporting it. Made from MDF board.



Pin Cushion and Pin Dish with Pin

Pin Cusion and Pin Dish with Pin

Pin cushion with an outside diameter of 3.5 inch or 9cm, covered in heavy duty maroon coloured cotton. Available in Opepe (left in photo) or Yew (right in photo).

Pin dish which can be pinned to your lace pillow with the (included) divider pin. The outside diameter is approx 3.5 inch or 9cm. Available in Opepe (left in photo) or Yew (right in photo).




3 Tools In One

3 Tools In One

Three tools in one: crochet hook 0.6 (suitable for most lace varieties) or 0.4mm (for Honiton lace) at one end, with a pin pusher/puller at the other. Has a central hole to pin the tool to your lace pillow. Please specify size of chrochet hook.



Thread Holder

Thread Holder

A holder for your thread whilst winding your lace bobbins. The base has a diameter of approx. 7cm, and two holes to secure it to your lace pillow or similar. Quality screw parts mean you can separate the base and stick for storage.

Comes with two divider pins to pin to your lace pillow.

Available in Opepe.


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