What's New
Details of our latest bobbins and other news.

September 2018 (2)
We have introduced our New Year 2019 bobbin which complements this year's Christmas bobbin - details can be found on the Current Commemoratives page.

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September 2018
The start of a new business year for us and the time when we add six more sayings to our 'Wise Owl' collection and introduce this year's Christmas design. Click on the link to see the new sayings and go to our Current Commemoratives page for details of the 2018 Christmas bobbin. On the same page you will find the commemorative bobbins we added over the summer:
• The Centenary of the Great War Armistice
• The latest in our literary anniversary bobbins, Emily Bront
ë's 200th Anniversary and
• Geraint Thomas becoming the first Welshman to win the Tour de France.

Also over the summer we have added a page outlining our
Privacy Policy and what we do with your details following the introduction of the new GDPR rules on 25 May 2018, clicking the link will take you to the relevant page.

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July 2018
Following the Christening of Prince Louis on 9th July we have added a new bobbin to our Current Commemoratives page to commemorate the event. The motif matches those we produced for the Christenings of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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May 2018
The name of the new Prince was announced too late for us to have bobbins ready for the Lace Society Rally, but we have been busy since and they are now available. It is a busy time for the Royal Family too as they celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle later this month. We have already designed the bobbin, but after the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla was postponed at the last minute following the death of the Pope in 2005, we will wait before finally adding the date. However, you can see both bobbins on our Current Commemoratives page now.

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April 2018
We are introducing a bobbin to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Dambuster Raid to complement the RAF Formation Centenary bobbin currently on offer. Find them both on the Current Commemoratives page.

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March 2018
Eureka! After many weeks of emails between us and the software developers we have finally solved the problem of the missing logo.

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February 2018
Lesson learned - don't do a major change to the website just before going on holiday! Everything appears to be running smoothly, although we still have not solved the missing site logo.

We have just added two more Centenary bobbins to the
Current Commemoratives page - one to commemorate the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act which, for the first time gave some women the right to vote and another for the formation the the Royal Air Force.

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17 January 2018 *** IMPORTANT ***
We expected there may have been a few problems when we uploaded the new website, but we didn't think they would be as disastrous as they turned out. When the new website was published on Sunday (14th), the code used was too advanced for the outdated legacy webserver we have been using for nearly 20 years. The website did not load properly and we were left with a very basic Home page.
It was therefore necessary for us to change webhosts which we have done. The new website should work on all current popular web browsers.
There are still one or two problems of which we are aware (the most noticeable of which is the missing logo on each page header, but this is not essential to the working of the site).

If you have our website bookmarked, please check that it has the correct URL
www.winslowbobbins.com and NOT www.auax56.dsl.pipex.com.
Also if you have our email as auax56@dsl.pipex.com you should change it to
info@winslowbobbins.com .

When the change of webhost was made we were required to switch our DNS nameservers. We have been advised that when this change was being made (between 4.30pm on Tuesday 16th and 11.15am on Wednesday 17th January - UK time) it is more than likely that any emails sent during this time will have been lost.


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14 January 2018
We've been busy little bees over the Christmas and New Year period and have at long last completed the update to our Website. It is rare that such major revisions go without a hitch, but if everything goes to plan we hope that when the new code is uploaded everything will work as it is supposed to. If there are any serious glitches we will revert to the old site if we can. We have tested the site using the most popular web browsers but should you experience any problems, come across any glaring errors or find missing links please let us know.

January 2018
As part of the update we have added this year's Mothering Sunday and Easter bobbins to the Current Commemoratives page.

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3 December 2017
On 27 November HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle announced their engagement. As it was less than a week before the Christmas Lace Fair at Cranmore Park we were very busy preparing for the event. Still, we managed to produce some commemorative bobbins to take to the Fair but we didn't have any time to update the website - until now. Details, as usual, are on the Current Commemoratives page.

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20 November 2017
Congratulations to HM Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip who today celebrate their Platinum (70th) Wedding Anniversary. To commemorate this wonderful achievement we have produced a bobbin. For those of you who choose spangled bobbins we have a special spangle with platinum coloured Swarovski crystal pearl beads. Find out more on the Current Commemoratives page.

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November 2017
Just realised that we didn't add our New Year 2018 bobbin to our list of Current Commemoratives last month. This has now been rectified.

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October 2017
Our new eight bobbin set, 'Diets of the Week' is a parody on the 'Days of the Week' rhyme. It should have been added last month but time got the better of us. Still, better late than never. You can see full details on the Painted Sets page.

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September 2017
We had hoped to have rolled out our new website this month at the start of our new business year, but it is taking more time than we anticipated.

Since September 2010 we have kept the prices of our bobbins the same, absorbing all the increases in our costs. However we have now come to the point where we can no longer do this as our current prices are unsustainable.  Consequently, it is with regret that, for the first time in seven years, you will see an increase our prices.

It is at this time of the year we add six new 'Wise Owl' sayings and the link will take you to the relevant page to view the new additions.
Our
Current Commemoratives page has details of the recently introduced Battle of Passchendaele Centenary bobbin along with our Christmas 2017 bobbin.


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For older 'What's New' pages go to our Archive page.


We have tried to check all the changes on the website resulting from these new additions but no doubt some mistakes may have slipped through the net. If you come across any mistakes or experience any problems, errors or failed links please let us know so that we may try and rectify them.