For those who want to learn needlelace

Learn how to make needle lace, find a needle lace tutorial or online needle lace lessons.

Merletto ad ago, punto in aria

Nadelspitze

La Dentelle a l'aiguille

Naaldkant

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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Amy O'Malley replied to Teri Dow's discussion A New Needlelace Book in the group BookReviews
"I also purchased this book, but haven't spent much time studying it yet. It is very pretty!…"
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Lorelei Halley commented on Linda Dumas's photo
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My Owl Needlelace 5 (2)

"I enjoy seeing your work. Such good tension and regularity in the stitches."
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Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo
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My Owl Needlelace 5 (2)

"hey Lorelei,  I hope this is better."
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Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo
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My Owl Needlelace 5 (2)

"I have been away from this piece for a while. I need to get back to it. Also, you may notice that…"
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Teri Dow commented on Linda Dumas's photo
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My Owl needlelace 2

"Linda this is lovely.  It’s making me want to get Needle lacing again.  "
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Teri Dow replied to Teri Dow's discussion A New Needlelace Book in the group BookReviews
"Thank you Linda and Lorelei. Your review is much appreciated Linda and I think I’ll ask for a…"
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Linda Dumas replied to Teri Dow's discussion A New Needlelace Book in the group BookReviews
"Hi.  I purchased this book.  it is very nice.  I haven't actually used it…"
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Lorelei Halley replied to Teri Dow's discussion A New Needlelace Book in the group BookReviews
"From the cover I can't even tell if it is history/identification or how-to. The author is new…"
Tuesday
Lorelei Halley replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"Kathleen - a good demo. Thanks for finding it !"
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Teri Dow added a discussion to the group BookReviews
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A New Needlelace Book

Hi. everyone I hope this finds everyone well.  I came across a new, to me, needle lace book this…See More
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Eve Zelinsky commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Has anyone worked with Buonpadre's second book of Reticella, book 5 Fior de Reticello?…"
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Eve Zelinsky replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"Thank you. I'll have to see what's in our odds and ends box to see if I can cobble…"
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Jenny replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"Hi Eve, the link seems to be for Reticella rather than true Punto inAria. The differences are…"
Monday
Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"I made myself a small Needlelace pillow out of a coffee tin, and wrapped it in some thick fabric (?…"
Monday
Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"Based on how you described you favorite needlwork posture, try a small cookie-type pillow propped…"
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Eve Zelinsky replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"Thanks for the videos. The pillow might be the solution I'm looking for since, like my hoop, I…"
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Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"And here is a fun video of a beginner learning how to make Battenburg lace via one-on-one video…"
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Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"Ah-hah!  I found it!  Here's a link to Mr. Armon-Gnagy's YouTube video using…"
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Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"First, don't use a hoop - you need to be able to bend the pattern to get access to the working…"
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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.

Fil de lin / linen thread 38 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 Carolyn Wetzel Aug 22, 2019.

I'm back to lacing again.. 1 Reply

My hand took longer to heal than I thought it would.  It's not perfect yet, but I can use it for most everything now.  Have been doing some tatting again and just purchased a new bobbin lace book.  Am finishing off a tatted piece first before I…Continue

Started by Barbara Gordon. Last reply by Barbara Gordon Jul 13, 2019.

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