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

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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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"Else-Lill Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and…"
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cherry pie

"delish, with the whipped cream, too."
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Lorelei Halley replied to Trinity's discussion Single Brussels Stitch in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"The open stitch in the last photo is one of the "knotted" buttonhole stitches. I'm…"
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Houses

I checked and I have a photo of my previous home done in needle lace if you look at my album Janice…See More
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Homestead

"wow, I have been wanting to do a house in needlelace.  what inspiration."
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Back of Beyond

"another lovely piece Margaret!"
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Linda Dumas commented on Margaret Stephens's photo
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bottom of garden 2

"Hi Margaret,  I just saw this on pinterest.  It is wonderful and so inspiring!"
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Trinity replied to Trinity's discussion Single Brussels Stitch in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Thanks!  It's a bit difficult to determine scale on those photos, but my corded single…"
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Linda Cummings left a comment for Lorelei Halley
"Thank you, Lorelei, I will read.   Thank you for accepting me into Needle Lace Talk."
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Lorelei Halley replied to Trinity's discussion Single Brussels Stitch in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"How far apart to make the single Brussels stitch depends on the context. If you are recreating a…"
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Trinity replied to Trinity's discussion Single Brussels Stitch in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Sorry--typo:  I have 19 rows of corded single Brussels in the space of 1.25" (5cm), not…"
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Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Trinity's discussion Cordonnet question in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"I prefer to couch downs the cordonnet as I go, - though I tried the other way when I did a bit of…"
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Trinity replied to Trinity's discussion Cordonnet question in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"That's my intention, but I'm still trying to figure out the tacking method,…"
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Judith Holroyd replied to Trinity's discussion Cordonnet question in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"I always use the couching method. That’s the way I was taught and have never tried any other…"
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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Linda Cummings
"Linda Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
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Carolyn Purcell replied to Trinity's discussion Cordonnet question in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"I use the couching method, because I feel it's easier to maintain the lines, curves, etc., of…"
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Lorelei Halley replied to Trinity's discussion Cordonnet question in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Personally, I use the couching-the-outline-threads method. Both are valid. I think either one…"
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Messages from the administrator 4 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 Dec 24, 2020.

Substitutes for threads in pattern 4 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 Dec 1, 2020.

Joining Teneriffe medallions 1 Reply

Hi,I would like to make a small doily out of the Teneriffe medallions. What do you do in order to avoid the  bulk in the centre of each medallion?Thanks. Continue

Started by Miriam Gidron. Last reply by Linda Dumas Dec 1, 2020.

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, 2020.

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Sending a book from Australia

Posted by Margaret Stephens on August 14, 2020 at 10:46pm

Re-visiting Needlelace

Posted by Margaret Stephens on August 13, 2020 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

IOLI needlelace article

Posted by Laurie Waters on October 17, 2018 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

Donations 2018

Posted by Lorelei Halley on July 13, 2018 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

 
 
 

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How NEEDLELACETALK Got Started

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