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    Do you know what these are?

    Turning these for a friend....

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    I think it's called Crochet. Swmbo tried it during our tour of the Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Cowing View Post
    I think it's called Crochet...
    AKA "Bobbin Lace." bobbins.
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    I thought they were the sticks you rub together to make music (not start a fire).
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    i think jim has it because its not crochet,, that i can do, and bobbin lace i have only seen pics of from debbie rideouts work
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    I think a bobbin. My grandmother had something similar.
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    Can't remember what they are called, but they have been used for centuries by the Scot's to mix porridge.
    I think!

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    you're thinking about spurtles les, and those are too small for that. lace bobbins are what they are.
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    +1 lace bobbins, I've promised to make some for a friend but haven't quite gotten there yet...

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    Juggling pins?
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