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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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Bleu
"Blue Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
11 hours ago
Lorelei Halley replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion PagLaceOne-pt1-skeleton in the group Pag Needle Lace
"Yes, the sandwich idea is used with much of western and central European needle lace. As to the…"
Apr 13
Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion PagLaceOne-pt1-skeleton in the group Pag Needle Lace
"If you are familiar with the Polar Grids - then give it a go, and see if it works. (No Thought…"
Apr 12
Hollie Domiano replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion PagLaceOne-pt1-skeleton in the group Pag Needle Lace
"I’ve seen the pillow setup with the stick. I’d think working in hand would be more…"
Apr 12
Karen Roy replied to Victoria Ong's discussion How active are online members?
"I have been lurking for a while, not posting anything because I haven't been making…"
Apr 12
Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion PagLaceOne-pt1-skeleton in the group Pag Needle Lace
"Yes, Hollie, the sandwich is similar to other Needle laces. Polar graph paper? - Now that might be…"
Apr 12
Hollie Domiano replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion PagLaceOne-pt1-skeleton in the group Pag Needle Lace
"So this would be similar to the "sandwich" technique used with other needle laces?…"
Apr 12
Lorelei Halley replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion PagLaceOne-pt1-skeleton in the group Pag Needle Lace
"Similar, but not identical. Most of us use a paper pattern with a layer of sticky plastic on top.…"
Apr 12
Hollie Domiano replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion PagLaceOne-pt1-skeleton in the group Pag Needle Lace
"Lovely lace! Might I ask as to what material is being used for the pattern? Is it similar to a…"
Apr 12
Hollie Domiano replied to Hollie Domiano's discussion Greetings, and some questions. in the group Oya-Bebilla-Turkish-Armenian-Mediterranean knotted needlelace
"Hi Lorelei. I had a look last night—simply beautiful!"
Apr 12
Hollie Domiano replied to Hollie Domiano's discussion Greetings, and some questions. in the group Oya-Bebilla-Turkish-Armenian-Mediterranean knotted needlelace
"I have two of Elena’s books: the bibilla book and the later Mediterranean Knotted Lace book.…"
Apr 12
Lorelei Halley left a comment for Andrea
"Andrea Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
Apr 12
Lorelei Halley left a comment for Luciana Yamila Vallejos
"Luciana Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and…"
Apr 12
Lorelei Halley replied to Hollie Domiano's discussion Greetings, and some questions. in the group Oya-Bebilla-Turkish-Armenian-Mediterranean knotted needlelace
"Hollie Have you seen this album of oya flowers? …"
Apr 11
Hollie Domiano replied to Hollie Domiano's discussion Greetings, and some questions. in the group Oya-Bebilla-Turkish-Armenian-Mediterranean knotted needlelace
"Once I get the basic technique down, I’d like to design a flower or three. Looks like wire…"
Apr 10
Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Hollie Domiano's discussion Greetings, and some questions. in the group Oya-Bebilla-Turkish-Armenian-Mediterranean knotted needlelace
"I did some proof-=reading for that Bebilla Flowers book. I had not done any flowers prior to that,…"
Apr 10
Linda Moore replied to Hollie Domiano's discussion Greetings, and some questions. in the group Oya-Bebilla-Turkish-Armenian-Mediterranean knotted needlelace
"I am glad to hear that you have one of Elena Dickson's books.  I hope it will inspire you…"
Apr 10
Hollie Domiano replied to Hollie Domiano's discussion Greetings, and some questions. in the group Oya-Bebilla-Turkish-Armenian-Mediterranean knotted needlelace
"Hi Linda. im afraid I can’t take credit for the pattern in my profile pic. That’s a…"
Apr 9
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"Lorelei, thanks for the input.  I learned the most from the Sita Krajka site when I first…"
Apr 9
Lorelei Halley replied to Hollie Domiano's discussion Greetings, and some questions. in the group Oya-Bebilla-Turkish-Armenian-Mediterranean knotted needlelace
"Find Linda's answer…"
Apr 9

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How active are online members? 7 Replies

It took me a long time to find a group that wasn't knitting or crochet. I hope to see more activities and interaction here? Does the group think about having a Facebook presence or Instagram presence? It'd be a nice feature to see how many members…Continue

Started by Victoria Ong. Last reply by Karen Roy Apr 12.

Blogs to follow? 2 Replies

With Jeanine Robertson probably pursuing other work such as translations for books and contributing other work, I feel like there is a gap now.  Her blog is/ was an excellent resource for all sorts of Italian needlework.  But I discovered Puncetto,…Continue

Started by Robert. Last reply by Carolyn Wetzel Dec 31.

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Ning has been doing some maintenance and some aspects of various sites are not working perfectly. What I have noticed for our site is that posting a comment has become very slow. You can type in your comment easily, but when you click to post the…Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley Oct 5, 2017.

New member 1 Reply

Hi all! Thanks for letting me join this group. I live in Amish country, Pennsylvania, for just over two years now. I love working with a needle, and recently noticed needlelace. I realized after looking at more on it, that I have done some without…Continue

Started by Bobbi Senior. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Aug 17, 2017.

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How NEEDLELACETALK Got Started

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