Student Wire Lace Kit with MEDIUM bobbins, pillow, pins, hook, nudge tools, clips, wire cutters, 1 spool wire *SPECIAL OFFER*

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Student Wire Lace Kit with MEDIUM bobbins, pillow, pins, hook, nudge tools, clips, wire cutters, 1 spool wire *SPECIAL OFFER*

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Description

This kit for lacemaking with wire is offered with an aim to make beginnings in wire lace comfortable and enjoyable for new lacemakers, as well as experienced lacemakers who are transitioning from fibre to wire medium. Good tools are essential for good start, and this set provides everything needed for your first wire lace projects.

* SHIPPING: This item is listed for sale in Canada and USA only. It will be sent with Canada Post with tracking number.
Shipment overseas is possible if arranged as custom order. Please contact me via Conversations and I will send you a shipping quote.

The kit comes with MEDIUM bobbins (with Cut Ends) choose either 16 bobbins (8 pairs), 24 (12 pairs) or 36 (18 pairs). Eight pairs are a minimum quantity for beginners' projects, including wire lace jewellery. With twelve to eighteen pairs, a variety of small to medium size projects can be accomplished in wire lace.
Use drop down menu under the title to select bobbins quantity that fits your needs.

The kit includes:
* Student lacemaking pillow with a cover cloth
* Lenka's Bobbins for Wire Lace - MEDIUM with Cut Ends - 8 or 12 or 18 pairs (your choice)
* Set of thirty spare elastics for Lenka's Medium Bobbin for Wire Lace in mixed colours
* Precision wire cutters
* 3 wonder clips
* Wire lace pins : extra long pins (20gr), large picot pins (20gr)
* Support pins: 3 corsage pins
* Metal crochet hook, compatible with wire size 0.2-0.25mm (AWG 30-32)
* Metal nudge tool
* Bamboo wood nudge tool
* 1 spool of enamelled copper wire - 175m, size 0.2mm (approx.195 yds, AWG 32)

Detailed description:

* STUDENT PILLOW with COVER CLOTH
Size: 37x30cm (15"x12")

Student lacemaking pillow is a compact pillow that I prefer to use in classes for beginners. It offers all qualities of a good lacemaking pillow at a price affordable to every student. It is a well made pillow that accommodates small wire lace projects - both in bobbin lace and needle lace.

The pillow is well built and lasts trough many beginner's projects. It is made from closed cell foam backed by a pressboard, enclosed in a black durable vinyl fabric cover. The pillow has a slight curve that makes it very comfortable to work on. It is suitable for piece lace as well as yardage, which in wire lace, is very easy to move on the pillow. Two types of Lenka's Bobbins for Wire Lace - Fine or Medium - can be used for working on this pillow.
The fabric on the top of the pillow is a heavy duty vinyl embossed with a shallow pattern. The vinyl coating is dense, but it easily accepts pins, even extra large picot pins. The surface self-heals when the pins are removed. The bottom fabric has raised anti-slip texture, which prevents the pillow from sliding on the table or a pillow stand. The vinyl surface is easy to maintain, and it can be wiped with damp cloth, if necessary. When the surface of the pillow wears off, the cover can be replaced.
Ethafoam fill holds pins well, takes any size of pins, and allows pins to be pushed all the way to the pillow surface, making it a preferred choice for lacemaking with wire.

The pillow is small and light, easy to carry to classes and workshops. It fits even in a backpack (and wire lace can be transported that way!). Quite a few of my more experienced students, who already have proper lacemaking equipment, are using this one as their travel pillow. I do to, often for small projects on the go, and also as a demo pillow, or a back up pillow in my studio. As a travel pillow it is comfortable to be used even on one's lap, when proper set-up on stand is not available.

Included cover cloth protects the pillow when stored away. It is also handy during work, where it serves the same purpose as in lacemaking with fibre.

* Lenka's BOBBINS for wire lace - MEDIUM
The Medium Bobbin with Cut End is a versatile medium size bobbin for variety of wire lace projects. Highly functional all-around tool, this bobbin is recommended for all lacemakers. It serves especially well for transitioning from fibre to wire lacework, because it accommodates palms down technique and tensioning style. It works equally well for palms up tchnique, which I recommend for wire work. The Medium bobbin is good for complete beginners, because it is very easy to use. Intermediate and experienced lacemakers, who explore different aspects of wire lace, will benefit from the bobbin's adaptibility to many materials of various sizes: it works well wound with a single wire, a double wire, and even facilitate multiple strand or beaded gimp.

Winding instructions are included.

*SPARE ELASTICS
Set of thirty spare elastics for Lenka's MEDIUM Bobbin in MIXED colours, helpful for colour coding the bobbins or replacement of lost and used rings.

* WIRE CUTTERS
Stainless steel cutters with sharp point jaws and spring support are ideal for precise cutting of soft wires. They make wire lace finishing clean and efficient, even in tight spots. This is an essential tool that you need to have before you decide (and can justify) a full set of good quality jeweller's pliers.

* WIRE HOLDING TOOLS
3 wonder clips are excellent for holding wire ends, or marking the wire centre when winding bobbins in pairs (slip knot is not recommended with wire). These clips are made in Japan, have smooth plastic body and strong steel spring. They hold wire securely, and don't scratch its delicate enamel coating or plaiting. These clips have replaced metal and wood clips which I used before. I am constantly on a lookout for better tools, and I am very happy that the wonder clips are now available, as they do wonders for wire lacework. They are the perfect addition to the special wire lace tool box.

* WIRE LACE PINS:
Extra long pins (20 grams) - used instead of fine lacemaking pins, they lent more support to firm tensioning
Large picot pins (20 grams) - make picots bold and perfectly round
3 corsage pins - handy for support pinning inside and outside of lacework

* SEWING TOOL:
Metal crochet hook, compatible with wire in size 0.2 - 0.25mm (AWG 30-32) - used for sewing technique, which is the same as in fibre lace

* NUDGE TOOLS:
Metal nudge tool - used for poking and pushing the stitches, when they do not fall in place just by tensioning
Bamboo wood nudge tool - used for for poking delicate wire, such as wire with fragile coating or highly polished precious metals wire

* ENAMELLED COPPER WIRE:
This spool of 175 meters (approx.195 yards ) wire provides enough material for many projects. It is the size of wire ( 0.2mm = AWG 32) that is recommended for all New School of Lace Patterns & Tutorials available in this shop. This wire can be used for wire lace art as well as jewellery.

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The manual "Wire Lacework: Lenka's Introduction to Wire Lace", sold separately as PDF Download exclusively in this shop, gives thorough explanation of the wire lace tools and techniques that are different than traditional fibre lace, and therefore is very helpful foe beginners.

If you have any questions about this kit, please feel free to contact me via Conversations.

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jelycas 15 Dec, 2019

4 out of 5 stars
I look forward to learn how to bobbin lace especially with wire. The items arrived earlier than the estimated time of arrival and were nicely packaged and had a nice note attached from the seller who gave me some extra wire in lieu of an upcoming sale I missed. I appreciate the personal touch!

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kimcochran89 23 Nov, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Arrived promptly with a very nice note! A great Kit for learning wire lace!

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bastcrystal1 27 Sep, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
I love this set, I cant wait to get started making wire lace. I've been making fiber lace for many years so I should be able to catch on right away.

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