CategoryCrafts

Holiday planners, place cards, gift tags. Free printables.

Get ready for the holidays with free printables

Get ready for the holidays with free printables. Get ready for the holidays with free printables. Planners, place cards, gift tags  and more. Are you the sort of person that needs to use planners and lists to keep organized, especially around the holidays. Use these free printables for shopping lists, to plan a menu, guest lists, reminders it’s up to you. For personal use only No limit on number of copies, download and save,  Download Now Halloween List Thanksgiving List […]

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Online Classes

Craft Classes free online

Please note this post may contain affiliate links and ads, read my full disclosure here Free Online Craft Classes We all like free stuff, so here are some free online classes for different crafts, plus patterns and more. If you want to start a new hobby, this may be a good way to give it go before investing a ton of money in supplies. Choose from Scrapbooking, knitting, crochet and more. Scrapbooking Whether you already enjoy scrapbooking, or are just […]

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Brief History of Lace and Lace Making

Lace, A History of

Brief History of Lace and Lace Making This brief history of lace and lace making goes back several centuries but this is a very brief outline. However, we do not have a definite date as to when lace originated in the United Kingdom. Early texts would suggest that lace as we now know it, originated in the 16th century. Although there were already fine open weave finishes and nets, the techniques used to create them were not the same as […]

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Beads and Lace Bobbins – What are Spangles?

Lace Bobbins, Lace Making

Lace bobbins have always been a fascination for me, the picture to the left is a selection from my own collection, they are on my lace pillow creating the lace shown here.  There is so much history and folklore surrounding the bobbins and the spangles (beading) that is added to them. I can make lace by hand, although at the moment can only do this when my cats are asleep, otherwise they come running at the sound of the beads. […]

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