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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Latest Activity

Maxine commented on Lorelei Halley's group Pag Needle Lace
"Xiaojie, love your latest work. Gorgeous piece. How long did it take you to complete?"
23 hours ago
Laurie Waters commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Pat Earnshaw never really did comprehend the 3-step method of making the meshes. I have lots of…"
23 hours ago
Laurie Waters commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"As far as the 45 degree angle in working the mesh, I don't recall specifying any particular…"
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Laurie Waters commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"I made a complete English translation of Brigitte Delesques Depalle's book, which is available…"
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Jean Bowen commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Have just received my 1p book! Pat Earnshaws, what a super book, really most informative, I am…"
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Christiane Machabée commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Dans le cas du livre de Brigitte Delesques, si la traduction pose quelque problème à…"
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"Xiaojie, Il m'est impossible de rester sans vous féliciter pour ce magnifique travail…"
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ČIPKA 1

"What a pity these old pieces are so badly damaged. Still, - I suppose it shows they have been used,…"
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čipka 2

"Another lovely one.  I love the little tiny "spots" just surrounding the centre…"
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čipka 3

"OOh!  I Love this one, too!!!!!!! Is it your own design?"
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čipka papina

"Wow!  You do lovey even stitching. Well done. I look forward to seeing this when it is…"
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paška

"What a pretty design.  I love it."
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Jean Bowen left a comment for Loretta Holzberger
"I would love to have the pattern,how kind of you. My e-mail is jeanbdrinkstone@gmail.com Many…"
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Xiaojie commented on Lorelei Halley's group Pag Needle Lace
"Thanks Elizabeth, I missed you too, all of you. I posted new photos, an old lace, I suppose that…"
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Loretta Holzberger left a comment for Jean Bowen
"The pattern for the bracelet was in an IOLI Bulletin a couple of years ago.  If you don't…"
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Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Lorelei Halley's group Pag Needle Lace
"Nice to have you back with us, Xiaojie.  We missed you! Please show us some of the lace you…"
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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Gail Connor
"Gail 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 Marion Seguin
"Marion Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
Wednesday
Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's group Pag Needle Lace
"Xiaojie Yes, in 185/2 the 185 is the thread size, and the 2 is the number of plies/strands twisted…"
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Forum

Fil de lin / linen thread 7 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 Lorelei Halley Apr 11.

Wrong side of cloth!!! 3 Replies

Did any sharp eyed person realise that I had photoed the wrong side of my 'Reticello' work? I did it in a hurry as I was giving it as a gift. didn't realise until I downloaded the photo that it was the WRONG side!! I hadn't the heart to ask for it…Continue

Started by Jean Bowen. Last reply by Jean Bowen Mar 19.

Group work project advice 6 Replies

Hello all,I could use some suggestions/advice. My local lace guild is organizing "round robins".How this works in general: A group of people sign up to participate (probably 5 or 6 people per round robin). Each person starts a piece of lace, then…Continue

Started by Amy O'Malley. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Mar 12.

Reticella 2 Replies

Hi to all ,i see you have very nice works of reticella,i must make a few but im a beginer,can someone help me with my problem,i have one photo from museum here in Croatia,and dont know how to begin this piece of work :)whether doing all in one piece…Continue

Started by Igor Beroš. Last reply by Igor Beroš Mar 11.

Blog Posts

Two other blogs of mine for you to view.

Posted by Lynette Hale on April 2, 2015 at 10:12pm

My Irish Crocheted shawl.

Posted by Lynette Hale on April 2, 2015 at 9:21pm

Finally finished my first piece!

Posted by Leslie Edens on March 24, 2015 at 5:35am — 2 Comments

Museo del merletto

Posted by Myriam on February 24, 2015 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

Needlelace Designs & Techniques by Catherine Barley

Posted by Maureen Bromley on September 12, 2014 at 3:42am

 
 
 

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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 Jan 8, 2012.

How the Software Works

Created by Lorelei Halley Aug 16, 2010 at 5:53pm. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Nov 18, 2014.

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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