Lenka's FINE Bobbins for Wire Lace - set of 12 pcs (6 pairs) - superb bobbin for delicate lacework with precious metals, copper and steel

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Lenka's FINE Bobbins for Wire Lace - set of 12 pcs (6 pairs) - superb bobbin for delicate lacework with precious metals, copper and steel

CA$48.00+

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Materials

hard maple wood, rosewood

Description

CHOOSE from HARD MAPLE or ROSEWOOD form the drop-down menu
Included in one set:
* 12 bobbins (6 pairs)
* winding instructions

SHIPPING: Within Canada, the parcel will be sent out by Canada Post Expedited Parcel. To USA, the parcel will be sent out using Small Packet Air (without tracking). Elsewhere, the listed standard rate covers shipping by Small Packet Air (2-4 weeks delivery time, no tracking, no insurance). If you need tracking number, please choose Tracked, Expedited or Express service. Detailed info below =>

FINE BOBBIN FEATURES:
*made from hard maple or rosewood
* tiny size - just 7.5cm (3 inches) long, this bobbin fits comfortably in hand to accommodate 'palms up' working style with an easy reach to shape and tension the stitches with fingertips
* lightweight design which doesn't weigh down on wire, keeping it kink and stress free
* smooth surface will not mark or dull gloss of highly polished wire, nor chip the enamel coating
* hole at the base of the neck serves for fastening the wire and concealing its end; this feature also allows using up wire to the last few inches, reducing waste of precious materials to a minimum
* 2 rubber rings on the bobbin's neck offer four different ways of securing the wire (from tight to loose) - this feature allows lacemaker to choose the right combination of grip for any wire and any working/tensioning style and provides ultimate control and comfort of work: simple winding, easy release of wire and hassle free manipulation
* no top or side hooks to catch other wires
* tapered end combined with small size of the bobbin makes sewings straightforward and quick; easy sewings are essential for working patterns in blocks and reducing number of pairs, which in case of precious metals means substantial savings of material.

Made in Belgium by a master bobbin maker Jan De Maertelaere, who produces the best lacemaking bobbins in the world. It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Jan on development of this bobbin, and witness his skills and knowledge, as well as his dedication to the bobbin turning craft. I will never forget his comment, when, after many of e-mails, video calls, and prototype samples, my bobbin was close to fulfilling all technical aspects on my list, Jan said (with a smile): "Do not forget, that each lace bobbin must be not only functional, but also beautiful."
I think that the Fine Bobbin for Wire Lace meets that criteria.This is a bobbin for very fine lace work, such as lace jewellery with precious metals, or delicate lace art with enamelled copper or stainless steel wires.
The fine bobbin was designed from scratch with an aim to provide a precision tool needed for high-end work. It caters to the needs of very fine wire, as well as fine lacemaker, and is therefore excellent for Point Ground laces such as Bucks or Chantilly, fine guipures and delicate free form weaves.

Fine bobbins are made for palms-up working style. They fit perfectly in palms, enabling the lacemaker to create the stitches quickly and with precision. When the technique is mastered, the bobbins gradually release wires in the process of working, so there is no need to stop and adjust the length of the leashes. The fine bobbins work well for lacemakers who are used to palms-up working style, or who are dedicated to learning this technique to gain complete control over the tensioning process. Lacemakers who are not prepared to change their palms down technique should choose the Medium Bobbins, which are easier to use in that style of work.

NEW: Rosewood variation was introduced in the fall 2017 to address an issue of working with fine and sterling silver. When one project is finished, and there are wire leftovers on the bobbins, sometimes it is easier to leave the silver wires on the bobbins for the next project, instead of rewinding them back to a spool. As the silver wire naturally tarnishes over time, the deposit can transfer to the bobbin's surface, which shows quite obviously on light coloured maple wood. The bobbins can be cleaned and polished, but it takes time.
The new bobbin made in a dark wood is more forgiving, and will not show discoloration. The rosewood is also quite beautiful, and very nice to work with.


Designed by Lenka Suchanek (Copyright © 2015-19 All rights reserved)

=>SHIPPING RATES and POLICIES :
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Within CANADA: Listed shipping charges for shipments within Canada are for Expedited Post, with tracking number and insurance.

To USA: Listed STANDARD RATES are for Canada Post Small Packet US Air, which is the least expensive option. NO TRACKING, NO INSURANCE. Estimated delivery in 10-14 days.

Shipping upgrades are available for US Tracked Packet (6-10 days, tracking number, insured) or US Express Parcel (3-5days, tracking number and insurance)

PLEASE NOTE: Only parcels with tracking number can be insured for a full refund in case of non-delivery

SHIPPING OVERSEAS: Shipping by Small Packet Air (2-4 weeks delivery time, no tracking, no insurance). If you need tracking number, please choose Tracked Packet.
I do not offer the Small Packet Surface service at this time, because Canada Post extended the delivery time to 4 months, and even that is not guaranteed, which is ridiculous.

PLEASE NOTE: Only parcels with tracking number can be insured for a full refund in case of non-delivery

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Thank you for you interest in Wire Lace Supplies.
Happy shopping and happy lacemaking!

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Sylvie 23 Dec, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
As nice as previous orders of these bobbins. Both types of wood are very nice. Prompt service.

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Sylvie 11 Oct, 2018

5 out of 5 stars
Beautifully made bobbins, with a fine touch. Quick delivery.

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