Bobbin Lace Bookmark: A Modern Take on an Old-World Craft by Cori Large

It’s finally here! One of my 2019 Goals was to self-publish my book Bobbin Lace Bookmark: A Modern Take on an Old-World Craft on Amazon/KDP. I’m so proud of myself for working hard and completing this goal. It has allowed me to achieve a life-long dream of becoming a published author. It is available in both paperback and eBook form. I will be filming a few accompanying How-To videos for this book shortly, and this post will be updated with those links shortly.

In this book, I take you through a brief history of bobbin lace, how to create the paper template you’ll be using, how to measure the crochet thread, set up the wooden bobbins, set up the lace pillow, and take you step-by-step through the pattern so by the end you will have made a lace bookmark.

There are over 70 pictures to help the novice get started and check themselves throughout the pattern. At the end of the book, I provide a list of organizations, websites, and YouTube channels the user can consult for further help.

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Where did the week go? Episode 8 March Finished Objects is here! It seems like only yesterday, not a week ago, that I was sharing my knitting plans for my Spring Break.

Now, I did get a lot of knitting done, as well as a bunch of house projects, but I’m not ready for Spring Break to be over. Is anyone really?

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So what did I get done this past week and what did I finish this month?

Finished Objects

Bernat Mango Madness Dishcloths: 10.

(I have a the rest of the week to finish out the cone, so I’m confident that I will get all of this yarn knit up in March. This was also part of my March Goals for the month.)

Pieces Afghan Squares: 7

Since my little brother moved into his new house, I’m considering taking all the pieces I have so far and sewing them together to make a blanket for him. Haven’t fully decided on this yet.

Scrappy Wrap

After a month-long break from my Scrappy 10 Stitch Wrap, I got it back out for Spring Break. I managed to add 100 rows to my wrap! It equaled out to almost two and a half feet added on the stripe. I still have so much more to go on this side before I reach the corner.

Mini Skein 10 Stitch Blanket

I’m officially done with knitting up Ann’s samples! Not gonna lie. Those samples were tough at times. I’ve opened up my first package of Lion Brand Bon Bons, Beach colors. The blue, OMG y’all, the first Bon Bon of that blue! I love this color soooooo much! I’ve knitted almost all the blue, and have tied in the next Bon Bon (orange).

I was shocked when I took out the first Bon Bon. It’s so DENSE! I don’t know what I was expecting exactly. The label does say each Bon Bon is 28 yards, but that doesn’t really mean much for me.

Other Stuff I’ve Been Working On

I’ve make some necklaces: fall leaf necklace and cooking charmed necklace.

I attempted to fix my mom’s favorite necklace that broke. I made it too short, so I need to redo it.

I’ve spoken about in my Goals blog posts and videos my Bobbin Lace workbook. I actually got to work on it this month. If there’s any interest, I’d love to show off my pillow and current project on the podcast.

What has everyone else been working on?

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