In this time of ‘lockdown’ you may be looking for a new lace challenge. Some people have already seen Carole Smith’s striking ‘Rainbow’ bobbin lace lampshade. It was worked in Fils a Dentelles from her own design. Below is a copy of the pricking and a working diagram of the start. Others working from her ‘rainbow’ pricking have come up with very different results, see pictures below.

Sue scanned her rainbow with different coloured backgrounds. See how much the appearance of the lace can change.