Van Sciver Bobbin Lace
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Supplies and Instruction for over 39 years

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Catalogue Update November 28, 2018

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Bobbin-Made Jewellery from Metal Threads

Martina Wolter-Kampmann

This exciting new book has more then 20 patterns for bobbin lace jewellery made of wire.  Patterns include bracelets, necklaces, brooches, pendants and earrings. All in color on very high quality paper this book is in English and German.  The diagrams are superb and the ideas original.  Really nice!

Bedfordshire Lace
Barbara Underwood

Just in, this 65 page book is hand bound and sewn.  It features a Thomas Lester pattern and has a fold-out of the finished piece.  Seven additional smaller patterns are adapted from this design.  Barbara also tells the story of how Bedfordshire Lace developed in the Midlands. Only 8 copies remain!

Estate Sale
We have acquired over 500 stunning East Midland and Honiton bobbins from a discriminating collector in bone and wood, including leopards, pewter butterfly and banded, inscribed love sayings and names and much, much more.

Call for details!

Mouchoirs & Pochettes 1870/1950

This gorgeous publication has 304 pages of history and patterns and includes120 handkerchief and purse patterns made between 1870 and 1950 in the regions of Le Puy-en-Velay, Brioude, Retournac, Aranc, and Craponne. Stunning!!

Six Additional Scarf Patterns
Annick Staes
View all 11 scarf/shawl patterns designed by Annick Staes.
Use the new FRESIA 15/3 Silk Yarn
the Long Neck Bobbins especial designed to carry a lot of thread.
Wire Loop Pin Lifter
$14.00 each

Pin Lifting is easy with this wire loop tool.
New bobbin for wire lace!  This bobbin has an open brass hook.  There is a notch in the head so the wire can travel straight up through the head to the hook without kinking.  Choose from Binche, Belgian Stand and Dutch bobbin styles.
1. What's New! Updated December 8, 2108

2. General Information

I invite you to peruse these pages containing my broad inventory of quality bobbin lacemaking supplies by clicking on one of the areas above. With the help of the computer, I am able to update my catalogue frequently giving you the most accurate reflection of available items and their prices. However, due to fluctuations in foreign currency, prices may change without notice. If you have any questions about the items listed on these pages, please feel free to call me at (607) 277-0498. Note that my stock is expanding and changing daily, so if you don't see something you want please call or e-mail me at vsblace@twcny.rr.com. I am also available for vending at Lace Days so call or e-mail me about any event your group is planning.

If you are looking for an experienced teacher please keep me in mind! Note that I have vast experience teaching throughout North America and can give you numerous references. I teach courses at all levels in Torchon, Bedfordshire, Honiton, Bucks Point, Russian and more! I am happy to tailor workshops to suit your group's needs. Click this link to see a schedule of my 2017 Workshops & Lace Days.

3. Order Information

Over the years, I have found that the best way to select supplies involves careful consideration of the lacemaker's needs and interests, so give me the opportunity to use my 44 years of lacemaking & teaching experience combined with my knowledge of world-wide lacemaking resources to help you with your choices. When placing an order I recommend telephoning me at (607) 277-0498. However, if you are sure of your choices, please email me directly at vsblace@twcny.rr.com with your order. I will confirm your order by email including a total for your order. Payment can be made by check or money order made payable to Van Sciver Bobbin Lace. Orders are shipped the same day they are received. When ordering by email, I recommend that you print out the order form, complete it in full and then prepare an email including all pertinent information. If you order by email, be sure to check your email in the event that I have questions and to confirm your order. Additionally, an informative and illustrated printed catalogue is available by emailing me your address or calling me at:

Holly Van Sciver
Phone: (607) 277-0498

Most shipments within the USA are sent using two day priority mail service. Orders for supplies will be filled immediately and will include a free catalogue update. Please include an additional 8% ($7.50 minimum under 1 lb., $10.50 minimum over 1 lb.-$12.00 maximum) of the total order to cover postage and packaging. Orders including pillows, stands or s&h over the $12.00 will be shipped at cost.  New York State residents must add sales tax applicable to your locality (generally 7% - 8 1/2%).  Returns require preapproval.

Shipments outside the USA are sent by USPS at cost.  Please submit your order and I will quote your shipping options by USPS Express, Priority or International First Class by return email.