I'm getting the hang of it! My bobbin lace pillow arrived yesterday, along with spangled bobbins, a pattern book, thread, pins, and a pin cushion. Thank you for the recommendation, Tatman!
First, I made my pricking... what a feeling of accomplishment! Next, I wound the bobbins, which took me a really long time, because I kept dropping the bobbins! I felt like such a fumble fingers! Then, I read and re-read the directions for the worm bookmark before getting started. Try as I might, I could not make sense of them! Then early this morning, I remembered that the instructor last week had numbered the bobbins and taught us the moves using the bobbin numbers. I made myself a little cheat sheet this afternoon, and the motions finally made sense to me! I was so proud of myself when I successfully added the beads for the eyes.
I know I'm taking baby steps, but I'm confident that I'll be able to make beautiful bobbin lace soon!
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!