Painted Sets

Sets of 4 or 8 Birch bobbins decorated with a painted motif and inscribed. The sets are based on a mix of traditional and new rhymes. When spangled, the sets come with beads to match the painted motifs.

Click on the bars below for a full description and an image of each set

8 BOBBIN SETS

£28.00 spangled, £20.00 unspangled

The Lord's Prayer

An eight bobbin set decorated with a stylised floral design in a choice of three colours: Blue, Mauve or Red.

Inscription:
Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done
On earth, As it is in heaven
Give us this day, Our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom, The power and the glory

For ever and ever, Amen.

LordsPrayer

The set with blue floral motif (mauve and red also available). Please note, the inscription continues on both sides of the bobbin.

Days of the Week

An eight bobbin set decorated with a stylised floral design in a choice of three colours: Blue, Mauve or Red.

Inscription:
Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace
Wednesday's child is full of woe
Thursday's child has far to go
Friday's child is loving and giving
Saturday's child works hard for a living
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.


DaysofWeek

The set with red floral motif (blue and mauve also available). Please note, the inscription continues on both sides of the bobbin.

Dolphins

An eight bobbin set decorated with a painted dolphin.

Inscription:
Come you dolphins, come my way,
And lead me to the fish today,
And if I catch some mighty fish
I'll let you have one if you wish.
And if I catch a raft of weeds
I'll give my girl a string of beads,
But if I catch a creel of plaice
I'll dress you all in pearls and lace.


Dolphins

Please note, the inscription continues on both sides of the bobbin.

Magpies

An eight bobbin set decorated with a painted magpie.

Inscription:
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret
Never to be told.


Magpie

Diets of the Week   (NEW)

An eight bobbin set decorated with a painted wrapped sweet in four different colours.

Inscription:
Monday's diet is full of woe
Tuesday's diet has far to go
Wednesday's diet is full of fat
Thursday's diet is double that
Friday's diet is full of sweets
Saturday's diet is chocolate treats
But the diet that starts on the Sabbath Day
Begins with your favourite take-away.


DietWeek

Please note, the inscription continues on both sides of the bobbin.

4 BOBBIN SETS

£14.00 spangled, £10.00 unspangled

Bees

A four bobbin set decorated with a painted honey bee.

Inscription:
No bees,
No honey;
No work,
No money!


Bees

Butterflies

A four bobbin set decorated with a painted butterfly.

Inscription:
If you ever watched a butterfly,
You would think the same;
To call it rather "flutterby"
Is more a fitting name.
For what it has to do with butter
I cannot understand.
But it can surely flutter better
Than any insect can!


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Please note, the inscription continues on both sides of the bobbin.

Cats

A four bobbin set decorated with four different sleeping cats.

Inscription:
Cats sleep anywhere, Any table, any chair
Top of piano, window-ledge, In the middle, on the edge
Open drawer, empty shoe, Anybody's lap will do
Anywhere! They don't care! Cats sleep anywhere.


Cats

Please note, the inscription continues on both sides of the bobbin.

Countries

A four bobbin set with each bobbin painted with the country's national flower and inscribed with the name of the country. The spangled set comes with a different colour, but matching, spangle.

England
- red rose
Northern Ireland - green shamrock
Scotland - purple thistle
Wales - yellow daffodil

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Friends in Lace

A four bobbin set decorated with a painted lace square.

Inscription:
Making lace with friends is jolly,
Talking, laughing, having fun,
But too much chatter can be folly,
For often more is said than done.


LaceFriends

Glow Worms

A four bobbin set decorated with a painted glow worm.

Inscription:
I wish I was a glow worm,
A glow worm's never glum.
'Cos how can you be grumpy
When the sun shines out your bum!


GlowWorm

Hedgehogs

A four bobbin set decorated with a painted hedgehog.

Inscription:
Where do you go in the wintertime?
Oh hedgehog so sharp and small
I hide myself under fallen leaves
And sleep like a curled up ball.


Hedgehog

Please note, the inscription continues on both sides of the bobbin.

House and Home

A four bobbin set decorated with a painted house/cottage.

Inscription:
A house is built
From slate and stone,
Add love and laughter,
It becomes a home.


HouseHome

Ladybirds

A four bobbin set decorated with a painted ladybird. *

Inscription:
Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home
Your house is on fire, your children are gone
Except little Nan, who sits in her pan
Weaving old laces, as fast as she can.


*Please let us know if you would prefer your rhyme to read "Ladybug, ladybug"

Ladybird

Please note, the inscription continues on both sides of the bobbin.

Owls

A four bobbin set decorated with a painted owl.

Inscription:
A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard
Why can't we all be like that bird?


Owls

Please note, the inscription continues on both sides of the bobbin.

Penguins

A four bobbin set decorated with a painted penguin.

Inscription:
I'm a little penguin waddling in the snow,
Sliding on my tummy, swimming to and fro,
Eating lots of fish from the deep blue sea,
Dressed in black and white, smart as can be.


Penguins

Please note, the inscription continues on both sides of the bobbin.

Seasons

A four bobbin set with each bobbin painted with a tree representing each season. The spangled set comes with a different colour, but matching, spangle.
Spring - tree with pink blossom
Summer - tree with green leaves
Autumn* - tree with orange leaves
Winter - bare tree with snow

*Please let us know if you would prefer your bobbin to read "Fall".

Seasons

Serenity Prayer

A four bobbin set decorated with a white swan.

Inscription:
God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.


Serenity


Teddy Bears

A four bobbin set decorated with a painted brown teddy bear.

Inscription:
Our Teddy Bear is short and fat, which isn't to be wondered at,
A bear however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
But do you think it bothers him, to know that he is far from slim,
No, just the other way about, he's proud of being short and stout.


Teddy copy

Please note, the inscription continues on both sides of the bobbin.