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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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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Lace for OIDFA Congress in Ljubljana (it won 3rd prize),17 x 24 cm, material: Anchor Lace
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newest piece - second try - in progress

I am much happier with how this is coming out.
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Stitch variations 31 Replies

Hi everyone. I have a question about stitch variations. If a book describes a stitch, as say for example, pea stitch variation 3, would that same stitch appear in every book under that name or is it just the author's choice to number the variations?

Started by Vi Hunt. Last reply by Teri Dow Apr 19.

Droitière ou gauchère / Right-handed or left-handed 14 Replies

Pour une gauchère comme moi, un miroir fait tout à fait l'affaire.For a left-handed like me, a mirror is quite useful.Continue

Started by Christiane Machabée. Last reply by julianna mann Apr 10.

Software for Designs 2 Replies

Does anyone use software that's user friendly to draw basic designs?

Started by Dee K. Last reply by Dee K Apr 1.

Copyright 1 Reply

This paragraph is taken from the U.S. Copyright Office website, regarding "fair use" --"  What is “fair use” of copyrighted material?Under U.S. Copyright law, fair use of a copyrighted work is allowed for the limited purposes of non-commercial…Continue

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Pag Lacemaking - learnings and questions

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Pag lace: info on OIDFA Pag Lace class

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Pag lace

Posted by Linda Dumas on June 20, 2016 at 7:09am — 1 Comment

Best to just dive right in....

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How NEEDLELACETALK Got Started

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