It's been some time since I uploaded anything and I feel burned out because of my job,
but whatever I do my mind always seems to drift towards creation (in general).
For the last 6 months I had nor time nor strenght to tatt (and I must admit that althou
this craft is something close to me it feels so limited <.<).
I mean one can make a limited quantity of patterns out of those basic elements.
Now's the best time to start something new (I won't ever abandon completly, but a longer
break from it is a good idea).
I've spent some of my vacation in the most wonderful parts of Poland - in the south,
Carpathian mountains, and Sudeten, where ancient traditions and crafts are still very much
alive (those places are so full of magic, and of ghosts of the past I won't even start the topic
here, because one could talk for a month about it, and still not say even the half of it).
But anyway I had a glimpse on the local lace makers and their craft, which reminded me that
I wanted to learn how to do this stuff, and I wanted to learn about it from the time when I was
but a child.
So I thought "there's so many tutorials online about this it shouldn't be a problem". I was right,
but that was the only easy part in all of this xD
Problems began when I wanted to buy bobbins - because you have to know someone who
creates bobbin lace in order to get to someone who makes bobbins Ordering those wasn't
possible aswell (those made in Poland are awfuly expensive, and when it comes to buying things
from abroad... Most of known and recomended shops tha ship "worldwide" don't send their things
any further than Berlin - which is about 150kms from my town, and not in my country <.<' ).
That's where I got really frustrated - and with frustration comes inspiration! (yeah, I know, sounds weird).
So I got myself 1000 wooden sticks (you know, the type that is used by every guy that sels cotton-floss).
They're made of beech wood and are quite hard to break. Next I "killed" all those necklaces made of wooden
beads that my aunt brings me from time to time (thanks aunt, I could've not done it without your support! xD).
Next I gathered all those beads that were bought by me when I still believed that it's a good thing to put them
together with my tatting (say, around 1,5 kg of 'em in total). I've got some glue that's perfect for things made
of wood, all the required tools, and many ideas for spangles (because I decided to spangle all of my 220 bobbins :> )
So now I'm in the middle of creating my tools, it's painfull at some moments but I just know those will be the
best bobbins I'll ever have
I think that I'll post some pictures of my WIP in my gallery soon enough, so keep an eye out for 'em
(and right now I'm also thinking about making a cookie pillow, thou this one looks a tad more difficult than bobbins O.o).