For those who want to learn needlelace

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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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"A good example to illustrate how the tacking stitches are placed."
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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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Cock-a-doodle-doo! 34 Replies

Hello all,I've started my next project!  It is a rooster (cock or cockerel to some, but as I live in a house with a toddler, I must call it rooster to avoid teaching the wee one a word which might embarrass her parents later).  I picked up the…Continue

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Lace Identification 6 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm happy to be a new member to Needle Lace Talk!I am a graduate student in the Fashion and Textile Studies program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and I'm just completing a conservation project on a lace fragment. I would…Continue

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Real Life Instruction- IOLI Convention 12 Replies

Often do we hear the plaint, where is there a brick and mortor school for Needle Lace, because some people would like to have a non-virtual lace class. In Sacramento, Aug. 3-9, at the …Continue

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