Useful products for bobbin lace
When we talk about bobbin lace, the so called tombolo
, we immediately think about our grandmother's tablecloths, and aristocratic portraits of European ladies with wonderful dresses full of laces, and precious clothes and blankets… In other words, we think about something very beautiful and complicated which is not accessible to everybody. The bobbin lace has very remote origins, it belongs to the creative and artisanal culture of different European countries, among which we can find Italy, in particular the laces from L'Aquila, the Cantù embroidery, the traditional technique of Gorizia, just to mention some of them…
A real art shared by generations of lace experts which has been lost a bit with the arrival of industrial productions and the low-cost works. From the '80s however we are re-descovering this cultural treasure, modernizing it and diffusing it as to reach a more contemporaneous lace which, well conscious of its origins and traditions, looks toward the future with colorful projects, new applications and easy works. Actually the basic technique is accessible to everybody and just with some movements it is possible to make nice works funny to put on shirts, bags etc.
As in all creative arts you just need a little bit of imagination: the available materials are a lot and Casa Cenina had to open its doors to this new discovery!
So here are the necessary materials to test this wonderful (and not so hard) technique.
Fundamental are the bobbins
, in several shapes and according to the work we are doing, craft products in different woods and materials for a specific weight of the bobbin and for a different sensitiveness of the embroiderer.
The pillows: rounded
, comfortable at home or during your trips.
for the pillows in different types and dimensions.
A lot of little useful accessories for your work: the push/puller
, the traditional forked pinlifter
, the combo
which includes in only one tool the two instruments mentioned above, the blue matt self-adhesive film
fundamental to protect the work from the ink of the drawing and the very beautiful big pins
handmade to divide the bobbins during the work.
Finally we suggest to beginners a basic kit
to make a little work, with bobbins, big and little pins, basic tools, charm and step by step instructions.
An antique world opening to the future, a new discovery that here in Casa Cenina we will follow with a lot of interest.
Prym: useful objects for embroidery & other techniques
means practical, useful and functional accessories. "New and passionate": these are the adjectives used by this world leader in sewing accessories. From Germany, Prym
has developed all over the old continent to America and Asia, thus exporting its famous bamboo crochet hooks
, the well-sold pearl-headed pins
of different shapes as to realize several types of embroidery (like hardanger for instance). But Prym
is not limited to useful accessories and tools. There are a lot of decorations for bags, dresses, accessories etc. You can find a wide selection of bag handles
, embroidered labels
to put on bags or jeans, bag rings
and also cover buttons
. The aim of Casa Cenina is to continuously enrich the section of our catalog dedicated to Prym
. You will find week after week all the products of this enterprise in the pages of our webiste. So, if you want to buy a special product by Prym
which is not in our catalog yet, contact us at the following e-mail address, email@example.com
and we will insert it as soon as possible!