Thread

All the coursework on this site is made with Bockens 60/2 linen yarn. The correct yarn gauge is important, as all the coursework patterns on this site are designed to fit this yarn. If the yarn or mynsteri size is different from the one given, the lace will be sparse and loose or too tight. The most commonly used colour is unbleached linen.

Lace-making thread on a spool, Bockens

Fabric

If the lace is to be attached to fabric, a smooth woven linen fabric in the same colour as the thread is usually chosen. It is advisable to look for the fabric in specialist shops selling lace-making supplies.

A close-up of the linen fabric