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CHA: Hard-to-Find Tools for Needle Arts

Have you been searching for various tools and not been able to find them?  We can completely understand that type of frustration!

Bobbin Lace Kit
Well, at the Craft and Hobby Show we came across the “Lacis” company. 
Boning & Costuming Supplies

Lacis is a company in Berkley, California that carries hard to find tools, books and materials.  They have an entire selection devoted to minor needle arts including lace making, knitting, tatting, braiding, costume embroidery, rug making, and weaving.

Lace Bobbins, Finger Prickers and Punches
Below is just a sampling of some of the items that they carry.  
Lucet, etc.
Tatting, felting and sewing supplies
Bead Looms
If you like making period costumes, they are a good source for supplies and materials.  They also have the “Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles” where they offer a great selection of classes.  The museum website has a great slide show of some the interesting tools that they have in their museum collection.
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Maria Del Pinto

Maria Del Pinto

I have been crafting since I was a child and I love seeing what others create. I live near the beach so everything around me inspires me. I also enjoy activities where I re-purpose something old & discarded & make it into something cool. My favorite mantra is "Re-use, recycle, and re-make".

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2 Responses to CHA: Hard-to-Find Tools for Needle Arts

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    Elaine A February 8, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    This is great. MAybe some of these old crafts will experience a resurgence. For myself, I’d be interested in lace making and tatting. I used to tat when I was a kid, now its nice to know where to get tools.

    Elaine Allen

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    Concetta Phillipps February 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    Yea! Please cover more of Lacis – they make great stuff! I’ve used some of their tatting equipment (borrowed from a friend) and it was a great experience with high quality materials. It would be great to see more coverage on what they have in the market.