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

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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Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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75% size plate.

"All the blocks in the quilt were samplers - a way to try out different stitches. I used a couple…"
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Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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Squares & Dresden Plates quilt.

"The bottom right plate (Daisy plate) zigzag stitch is Point d'Anvers.  I had not worked…"
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Lorelei Halley commented on Teri Dow's photo
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Plate segment Introd. Circa 1800

"The petal shapes are reminiscent of Chantilly and point de gaze."
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Lorelei Halley commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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75% size plate.

"I like this one best. An interesting collection of stitches."
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Lorelei Halley commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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Squares & Dresden Plates quilt.

"A nice way to mount your samplers. In some ways samplers are the most fun to make because you can…"
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Teri Dow commented on Teri Dow's photo
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Plate segment Introd. Circa 1800

"Just remembered. Not so long ago, The Royal Household used to commission pieces of Spode to give to…"
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Teri Dow commented on Teri Dow's photo
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Plate segment Introd. Circa 1800

"Hi Christiane, Spode is a type of famous blue/white pottery which was produced in the next county…"
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Christiane Machabée commented on Teri Dow's photo
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Plate segment Introd. Circa 1800

"Teri, Je ne connais pas dutout ce type de dentelle. "Spode pattern"? Pouvez-vous…"
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Christiane Machabée commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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Squares & Dresden Plates quilt.

"Liz, Merci beaucoup pour vos commentaires à propos de mon dernier travail, c’est…"
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Teri Dow commented on Teri Dow's photo
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Plate segment Introd. Circa 1800

"Interesting the subject of plates occurring. I was looking at a plate in our kitchen yesterday and…"
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Plate segment Introd. Circa 1800

part of a Spode pattern
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Teri Dow commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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Squares & Dresden Plates quilt.

"Hi Liz, what a wonderful way to display your NL, it's a real talking point! The composition I…"
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Linda Grové commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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75% size plate.

"Ooh wow! Beautiful!"
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Janet Peer commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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75% size plate.

"Thanks, Liz!! It's beautiful. I'll study and drool over it on my iPad!"
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Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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Squares & Dresden Plates quilt.

"They are simple to do, and look effective. They make interesting stitch samplers - like the way I…"
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Janet Peer commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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Squares & Dresden Plates quilt.

"That's right!! It was in Bethesda!! (That's where I drooled on them!)"
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Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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Squares & Dresden Plates quilt.

"Washington DC is where I had a couple of the Dresden Plates. - the 2 worked in 100 crochet cotton.I…"
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Janet Peer commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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Squares & Dresden Plates quilt.

"...and the center piece is especially eye catching!!! Any chance of a close up?"
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Squares & Dresden Plates quilt.

"I don't think you brought this to Los Angeles, but I'm not sure about Sacramento--I…"
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Cock-a-doodle-doo! 37 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

Started by Karen Roy. Last reply by Karen Roy on Tuesday.

Threads and Needles 1 Reply

Have you all read Loretta Holzbergers wonderful article about choosing threads and needles for needlelace in the new IOLI Bulletin? THANK YOU, Loretta, for giving us the information we needed in such a great article!!

Started by Janet Peer. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Oct 24.

Getting started 2 Replies

Gosh, I have been a member of this site for such a long time and have yet to get involved or learn any needle lace techniques.  I love all the lace and I think that could be part of my problem.  I am so overwhelmed I don't know where to start!  Is…Continue

Tags: supplies, techniques, lace, needle

Started by Connie Eyberg. Last reply by Karen Roy Aug 20.

Our Ning fee is due, again 16 Replies

Once again, I must ask our members to contribute towards our annual fee to ning.  Our fee of $240 will be due on July 20th.  I ask our members to donate whatever they can afford to cover the cost.  There is no set amount.  Even a small donation will…Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Jul 16.

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