Chris Parsons, Bobbin Maker and Supplier of Beautiful Lace Bobbins.

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About Chris Parsons

I am a full time professional bobbin maker, living in Coleford on the Mendip hills, about 10 miles from the beautiful city of Bath, England.

I started making and selling bobbins in the mid 1980's, when I turned wood as a hobby, and attended local craft fairs. It was not long before local Lacemakers from Wessex Lacemakers and Clevedon Lacemakers took me under their wing and gave me some constructive criticism re the bobbins that I was producing at that time I owe special thanks to Mrs Reed from Bristol Lacemakers. I took their advice, developed my own style and have never looked back. Invitations to lace events soon followed, and I was producing more and more bobbins. bobbin display

In 1986 I won a Gold medal at the "Woodworker" show for a display of my Lace bobbins .

Since 1992 I have been making my full time living from turning bobbins. I specialize in quality hand turned and hand painted Midland (spangled), Honiton, Flanders Binche, Bayeux , Continental, Square and Travel bobbins in wood and bone. I am probably best known for my painted bobbins and tatting shuttles

I am one of only two bobbin makers/suppliers in the UK that have a license from Copyrights to hand paint some of the characters from Beatrix Potter (Copyright Frederick Warne and co 1991).

Commemorative's bobbins are another specialty, many individuals and groups will already know of their excellent quality

Have a look on my "Bobbins" pages to see all the bobbins I make

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Opposite is my sales stand at the National Lacemaker's Christmas fair held at Cranmore Park in December.

Below is a photo of myself and my son Joseph in my workshop. Maybe one day it will be "Lace Bobbins by Chris Parsons and Son" Chris & Joseph

Did you know?

I run a bobbin a month club, a quick and easy way to collect my Lace bobbins. No contracts or tie ins! Click here for more details.

My Lace Bobbins are sent all over the world.

I have thousands of satisfied customers,including, The Lace Guild, OIDFA, The Australian Lace Guild and countless lace groups worldwide

You can buy direct from me, or;
USA Agent, Lacy Susan.
Europe Agent, Bob-In.

Meet me at Lace Days and Fairs

20th Feb, Wessex Lacemakers

13th March Essex Lacemakers

19th March, Weald Lacemakers

9th April, Nottinghamshire Bobbin Lace Society

17th April, The Haydock (not jus) Lace Fair

23rd April, Lace Day Datchworth

8th May, Makit LQ&N Fair

15th May, South Wales Lace Makers and Needlework Fair

3-5 June, Kniplings Festival i Tonder

4th Sept, Cornish Lace Fair

10th Sept, Gleveum Lacemakers

1st Oct Makit Fenland Fair

15th Oct, The Great Northern (not just) Lace Fair

16th Oct, Tonbridge Lacemakers

19th Nov, Havant Lacemakers & Needlecraft Fair

3rd Dec, The Makit LQ&N Christmas Fair

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