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Wire lace balls

Latitude and longitude

The simplest wire ball, worked without sewings; it is very light and airy, almost invisible.
6 cm styrofoam ball
14 pairs stainless steel wire, 0.125 mm

Latitude and longitude in copper

The same ball "Latitude and longitude"
but worked in copper wire.
6 cm styrofoam ball
14 pairs copper wire, about 0.2 mm 
Plaits

The ball "Plaits" is also worked on the pricking for the ball "Latitude and longitude" but with two pairs of bobbins and sewings at every intersection of the lines.
6 cm styrofoam ball
2 pairs stainless steel wire, 0.125 mm
Whole stitch and twist ground

This ball is worked with two pairs copper
wire and a clever method of making sewings (see Unsichtbar - Invisible by Martina Wolter-Kampmann)
6 cm styrofoam ball
2 pairs copper wire, 3x0.071 mm (Zürcher Stalder)
Steel spiral

Needing only three pairs of bobbins and
few sewings, this ball is easy to work.
6 cm styrofoam ball
3 pairs steel wire 0.125 mm diameter
Lace pricking published in the book
Geklöppelte Kugeln - Bobbin Lace Balls
Steel and silver

With only three pairs of wire, one of silver plate and few sewings the ball "Steel and silver" is easy to work too.
6 cm styrofoam ball
3 pairs steel wire 0.125 mm diameter
1 pair silver plate 1 mm wide
Lace pricking published in the book
Geklöppelte Kugeln - Bobbin Lace Balls
Steel dodecahedron

With only three pairs of bobbins and few
sewings this ball is easy to work.
5 cm styrofoam ball
3 pairs steel wire 0.125 mm diameter

Steel diamonds

This ball too is worked with only three
pairs  but - because of the many sewings -
is not very easy to work.
8 cm styrofoam ball
3 pairs steel wire 0.125 mm diameter


Copper

This ball within a ball is worked in copper wire and copper band, the inner ball being
placed inside the outer and suspended on
two crossed wires before the opening in the outer ball is sewn up.
3 cm styrofoam ball
6 pairs copper wire, 0.2 mm
7 cm styrofoam ball
2 pairs copper wire, 0.2 mm
1 bobbin copper band (plate), 0.8 mm

Whirls

Worked with just three pairs of bobbins but needs many sewings.


8 cm styrofoam ball
3 pairs steel wire 0.125 mm diameter
The lace pricking was published in Spitze im Raum (Deutscher Klöppelverband e.V., 2010).

Babette

The ball for Babette is worked with three
pairs of bobbins wound with copper wire,
with beads added on the sewings.

6 cm styrofoam ball
3 pairs 2-ply copper wire,
0.2 mm beads
Steel checks

The ball "Steel checks" is worked with only three pairs of bobbins but - because of the sewings - is not easy to work.
7 cm styrofoam ball
5 pairs steel wire 0.125 mm diameter
Lace pricking published in Lace No. 137
(January 2010), worked in copper wire on a
4 cm styrofoam ball as a Christmas tree bauble.


Brown Quirl

The instructions for making this ball were published in Die Spitze 3/2014 and in Kantbrief 2/2015. One lace  pricking was
used for all three Quirl-balls.
6 cm styrofoam ball
7 pairs copper wire, 0,2 mm
Golden Quirl

The lace pricking for the ball Golden Quirl was published in 2014 in the booklet Spitzen Kugeln - eine Form, viele Möglichkeiten (Grüne Reihe, Deutscher Klöppelverband). One lace  pricking was used for all three Quirl-balls.
6 cm styrofoam ball
5 Paare copper wire, 0,2 mm
Orange-red Quirl

This third Quirl-ball was published in the pattern booklet (Kongressmappe) at the 33rd congress of the Deutsche Klöppelverband in Saarlouis (2015). One lace  pricking was used for all three Quirl-balls.
6 cm styrofoam ball
6 Paare copper wire, 0,2 mm

                       
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