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HOW Vologda lace weave

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Learning to weave bobbin lace is not easy. But perseverance, attention and a burning desire to learn this craft will do the job.

For starters need to acquire the necessary tools.

It is best to start training with experienced masters.

You will need

  • - A few dozen wooden koklyushek-
  • - valik-
  • - Stand for valika-
  • - Pins (over 100 pieces) -
  • - Thin crochet kryuchok-
  • - Skolok (lace scheme on paper) -
  • - Cotton or linen thread.



Lace Bobbin originated in Europein the 15th century. In Russia it is a handcraft in the 17th century and has since spread to many areas. The most known Vologda lace. Air patterns of lace products fascinate and surprise.


Quickly learn to weave lace now unlikelyperhaps. But if you fall in love with this thing, and they regularly deal with in due course be sure to be able to achieve some success. But first we must learn how to handle the bobbins, which in the hands of masters literally fly.


Wind 2-3 m on each thread bobbins. Since the bobbins used in pairs, it is necessary to be wound so that one end of the long string was on the same bobbin, the other end - on the second bobbin. it is necessary to fix the thread bobbin so that it does not unwind and at the same time it was mobile.


Locate and secure on the roll paper with lace pattern - skolok.


Fasten the thread pins at Skolkov. The result will be suspended a few pairs of bobbins.


Next bobbins are moving and are passed in a certain order, and thus form the lace. As work progresses on the fixed thread Skolkov pins.


All variety of lace patterns consists ofalternation of four elements: pleteshka, polotnyanki, mesh and nasnovki. Pleteshok resembles lace, woven it all two pairs of bobbins. Pleteshok may be either flat or on the sides of the loop. This is the easiest element of lace, lace usually begins his first master.


The next item - polotnyanka. This weave in a staggered manner. With polotnyanki formed the basic pattern of lace. Polotnyanki There are several types, depending on what is required by the lace pattern. The third element - mesh. As the name implies, it's pretty transparent netting. Finally, nasnovka - a decorative element which can be round, square or triangular shape.


Lace requires a great personconcentration at work, attention and, of course, perseverance. Perhaps not immediately succeed, but to learn how to weave lace is quite real. It is not in vain in the XIX century were engaged in lace whole villages. Now fishing is not of this magnitude, but in some areas, such as in the Vologda, continue to weave lace. And it is in demand.

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