For those who want to learn needlelace

Learn how to make needle lace, find a needle lace tutorial or online needle lace lessons.

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Nadelspitze

La Dentelle a l'aiguille

Naaldkant

Talk about and study the construction details of historic needle laces.  Distinguish different types of needle lace.  Needle lace identification.

Design modern creative needle lace. Contemporary needle lace 

Needle lace stitches

This network is for true needlelace. Specific styles include Venetian Gros Point, Point de Gaze, Alencon, Alençon, Point de Sedan, point de France, rose point, point de neige, coralline, aemilia ars, reticello, and the knotted needle laces such as puncetto, bebilla & knotted Mediterranean needle laces.

We also include filet lace and the sol laces.

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Linda Dumas posted photos
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Linda Dumas commented on Lorelei Halley's page Recommended Books and Videos in the group Beginners Needle Lace
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"Thank you Robert.  I have been lacking in my response here."
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Linda Dumas commented on Lorelei Halley's page Recommended Books and Videos in the group Beginners Needle Lace
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"Elizabeth,  you made me laugh with the comment that the thread was not tucked in with the…"
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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Mariam Stepanyan
"Mariam Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Mariam Stepanyan
"Mariam Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Mike John
"Mike Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
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Elizabeth Ligeti. commented on Lorelei Halley's page Recommended Books and Videos in the group Beginners Needle Lace
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"Thank you,  Robert.  I am missing not doing needlelace. Eye problems and Galloping old…"
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Robert commented on Lorelei Halley's page Recommended Books and Videos in the group Beginners Needle Lace
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"I admit I also miss seeing work by Elizabeth Ligeti and Lynette Hale.  But they have a fine…"
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Robert commented on Lorelei Halley's page Recommended Books and Videos in the group Beginners Needle Lace
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"Linda, I look to seeing your needlelace pictures.  I am a fan of your work."
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Lorelei Halley replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion Messages from the administrator
"It is time again for me to ask for donations to pay our annual hosting fee to ning. The due date is…"
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Diana Fawcett replied to Diana Fawcett's discussion What is this lace on doll’s bridal veil? in the group Needlelace Identification History
"Thank you so much for your help!  I appreciate your time. "
Jun 29
Lorelei Halley replied to Diana Fawcett's discussion What is this lace on doll’s bridal veil? in the group Needlelace Identification History
"Yes. That is clear enough for an ID. It is a machine made lace,"
Jun 27
Diana Fawcett replied to Diana Fawcett's discussion What is this lace on doll’s bridal veil? in the group Needlelace Identification History
Jun 27
Diana Fawcett replied to Diana Fawcett's discussion What is this lace on doll’s bridal veil? in the group Needlelace Identification History
"Thank you for your reply and information. I tried to get a clear, close-up photo. I hope this helps!"
Jun 27
Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's group Contemporary and Modern Needle Lace
"a new needle lace…"
Jun 27
Lorelei Halley replied to Diana Fawcett's discussion What is this lace on doll’s bridal veil? in the group Needlelace Identification History
"Diana This photo is not close up enough for any of us to give you an accurate identification. The…"
Jun 27
Linda Dumas commented on Lorelei Halley's page Recommended Books and Videos in the group Beginners Needle Lace
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"I have been bobbin lacing simple bookmarks and some needlelace.  I will post pictures."
Jun 27
Diana Fawcett added a discussion to the group Needlelace Identification History
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What is this lace on doll’s bridal veil?

Hello! I’m new to this website and group and thank you for accepting my request. I have found some…See More
Jun 27
Diana Fawcett left a comment for Lorelei Halley
"Thank you for accepting my request! I’m excited to learn about lace from all the…"
Jun 26
Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's page Recommended Books and Videos in the group Beginners Needle Lace
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"Linda - thanks. What have you been doing latelay?"
Jun 26

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Messages from the administrator 2 Replies

I will use this forum for posting general information from the administrator -- spammers, security issues, software, etc.Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Jul 3.

Early needle lace

Here is a set of photos from a man who is doing early needlelace.…Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley Mar 5.

Fil de lin / linen thread 38 Replies

Je me suis procuré un fil de lin de marque Goldchild 100/3 mais il manque d’être suffisamment lisse et uniforme. Il a des imperfections que je qualifierais de rustiques. On me dit qu’il en est de même avec le fil Fresia et de tout autre fil de lin.…Continue

Started by Christiane Machabée. Last reply by Carolyn Wetzel Aug 22, 2019.

I'm back to lacing again.. 1 Reply

My hand took longer to heal than I thought it would.  It's not perfect yet, but I can use it for most everything now.  Have been doing some tatting again and just purchased a new bobbin lace book.  Am finishing off a tatted piece first before I…Continue

Started by Barbara Gordon. Last reply by Barbara Gordon Jul 13, 2019.

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IOLI needlelace article

Posted by Laurie Waters on October 17, 2018 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

Donations 2018

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2018

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Finally Finished...

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Community Guidelines

Created by Lorelei Halley Sep 17, 2010 at 2:46am. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Jun 8, 2012.

How NEEDLELACETALK Got Started

Created by Lorelei Halley Aug 8, 2011 at 4:52pm. Last updated by Lorelei Halley May 17, 2015.

How the Software Works

Created by Lorelei Halley Aug 16, 2010 at 5:53pm. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Jul 6, 2019.

Laces Included

Created by Lorelei Halley Feb 17, 2010 at 3:09am. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Jan 11, 2014.

Photo Policies

Created by Lorelei Halley Apr 13, 2011 at 5:50pm. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Oct 10, 2013.

Photos and the Software

Created by Lorelei Halley Apr 13, 2011 at 5:36pm. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Dec 12, 2012.

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