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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Layah Wise replied to Layah Wise's discussion Substitutes for threads in pattern
"Thanks for the help. That link doesn't have size 100 cordonnet, but otherwise these look good."
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Substitutes for threads in pattern

In my most recent move I seem to have lost my bag with my two most recent partially done needle…See More
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A&O 3 in progress (7)

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Andrea Ocello replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Good afternoon Madam, if you please, I wrote something about very very fine embroidery and lace…"
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Andrea Ocello replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Good afternoon Madam, can we see some pictures of these skeins of thread bought in 2009? Thank you…"
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Substitutes for threads in pattern 2 Replies

In my most recent move I seem to have lost my bag with my two most recent partially done needle lace projects I was working on and all my threads and supplies.  Oh and a needlebook I had embroidered fancy.  So anyway I've been distraught and haven't…Continue

Started by Layah Wise. Last reply by Layah Wise 16 hours ago.

Fil de lin / linen thread 40 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 Andrea Ocello Nov 15.

Messages from the administrator 3 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 14.

Early needle lace

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

Started by Lorelei Halley Mar 5.

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