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Bobbin Makers
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Boddington
Gravestock
Hare
Hester
Hornsby

Johnson
Larkholme
Parker
Springett
Unknown
Winslow

Bobbin Decorators
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index
Gates
Hester
Jones
Lacefairy

Larkholme
Lind
Reason
Retter
Winslow

Information on individual makers and decorators were initially provided via the Arachne newsgroup in October 2010.

Photos are provided by individual owners.

Where I can find websites I will list them, but please remember that the internet is never static and websites may change.

 


Bobbin Basic Description

All bobbins have basic elements, a head, neck, and body.

All midland bobbins have a hole in the base to allow the spangle to be inserted.

Most midland bobbins have a neck of 3mm - it can vary but much smaller than that and it tends to break.

Identifying Bobbin Makers

The main means of identification of the makers of bobbins appears to be in the styles of head and tail used by the individual bobbin maker.

That is why you will see a closeup of the head/neck as well as a closeup of the tail.

Where more than one style is attributed to a bobbin maker, and pictures are available, there will be pictures of all styles.

Identifying Bobbin Decorators

Where a known means of identication is available in picture format, it will be displayed.

Copyright issues

I would like to emphasis that this site is NOT to be used to breach artistic copyright.

Artistic copyright remains with the artist, be that designer, maker or decorator.

Copyright of the photos remain with the photographer.

 

Reason, Sallie

Was based in the UK until her death on 25th January 2011.

photo by Sue Babbws

closeup

Note that the centre bead on the spangle match the bobbin

Contact details
Sallies Hand Painted Bobbins



Postal Address
Sallie Reason
Surgery Cottage, Sticklepath
Nr. Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2NR