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

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

CA$145.00+

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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 all 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 FINE bobbins: 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 18 pairs, a new lacemaker can accomplish variety of small to medium size projects.
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 - FINE - hardwood maple - 8 or 12 pairs (your choice)
* Set of thirty spare elastics for Lenka's Fine 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 kit 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 - FINE - made from hard maple
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 a fine lacemaker, and is therefore excellent for Point Ground laces such as Bucks or Chantilly, fine guipures and delicate free form weaves in copper and precious metals.
Fine bobbins are made for palms-up working style. They fit perfectly in lacemakers palms to allow making stitches precisely and quickly. When the technique is mastered, bobbins release wire in the process of working, and 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.
Winding instructions are included

*SPARE ELASTICS
Set of thirty spare elastics for Lenka's Fine Bobbin IN MIXED COLOURS 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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aramantha 03 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Nice starting set, the spoil of wire was a different color than the picture (I got green instead of purple, slightly disappointed as I liked the purple), but the pillow is excellent.

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Vi Eastman 19 Sep, 2018

5 out of 5 stars
Everything arrived in perfect condition, well packed and secure. I had a hand operation earlier this year, and now it has to be restructured in a few weeks, so after 6 to 8 weeks in a splint and cast, it will take time to make lace again. 😕

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keisy 28 Sep, 2018

Barbara Gores 12 Aug, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
These arrived MUCH quicker than expected, packaged beautifully and even more lovely in person. I purchased these for an upcoming class as recommended by my instructor as the ONLY wire lace bobbins to consider. Thank you for offering these and I have a feeling I will be back for more!!

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