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 Linda Dumas's photo
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Pupa

"This looks interesting. Does it have patterns in it? any instructions?  Is it all Reticella?"
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Lorelei Halley commented on Irina A's photo
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"What an interesting piece. I like the way you did the eyes. Very expressive. The stitch in the…"
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Lorelei Halley commented on Linda Dumas's photo
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Point de Venise 1

"I use my scanner by preference, if the lace I am shooting is small enough to fit on the glass. A…"
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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Carrie Hertz
"Carrie Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
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Janet Peer commented on Irina A's photo
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"Very nice. I especially like the eyes--they are a great contrast to the other stitches. Happy year…"
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Incrustation Venise + Hedebo (2)

"Linda, Depuis longtemps, je trouve que les bordures sont très importantes dans la…"
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Christiane Machabée commented on Linda Dumas's photo
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Point de Venise 2

"Linda, Linda, Je pense que quand nous aurons passé au travers des patrons de Mme Hardouin,…"
11 hours ago
Linda Dumas left a comment for Lola
"Hello Lola, I'm trying to understand what kind of lace that you make.  Will you post a…"
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Linda Dumas commented on Christiane Machabée's photo
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Incrustation Venise + Hedebo

"Christiane, this is wonderful.  You are so creative.  I would have never thought to put…"
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Linda Dumas commented on Christiane Machabée's photo
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Incrustation Venise

"Oh my goodness, I'm in love with this piece.  Christiane, bravo!  Your stitching is…"
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Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo
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C. Barley example 1

"Catherine Barley's book is wonderful.  I love the crema toooooo.  "
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Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo
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Point de Venise 2

"Ok let me share with you.  I thought that this piece would NEVER be finished.  But…"
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Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo
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Point de Venise 1

"I have access to a scanner now so you can get a closer look.  I will say that this type of…"
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Christiane Machabée commented on Christiane Machabée's photo
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Incrustation Venise

"Janet,  I will add notes about that under the picture."
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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Lola
"Lola Your English is fine. If it gets difficult we can use google translate to talk to each other.…"
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Janet Peer commented on Christiane Machabée's photo
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"What thread(s) did you use?"
21 hours ago
Lola left a comment for Lorelei Halley
"Thank you for admitting me into your group. Please excuse my English ,I am both a beginner in Lace…"
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"Gracias por admitirme en su grupo usted. Por favor, disculpe mi Inglés, me siento a la vez…"
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"Merci beaucoup à vous Janet. Mon principal problème dans ce travail réside…"
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"Irina, Really nice to heard from you and thank you for your comments. In Belarus, how do you call…"
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Cock-a-doodle-doo! 36 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 Janet Peer Sep 18.

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

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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

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We now have 900 members!Continue

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Needlelace Designs & Techniques by Catherine Barley

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Community Guidelines

Created by Lorelei Halley Sep 17, 2010 at 2:46am. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Jun 8, 2012.

How NEEDLELACETALK Got Started

Created by Lorelei Halley Aug 8, 2011 at 4:52pm. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Jan 8, 2012.

How the Software Works

Created by Lorelei Halley Aug 16, 2010 at 5:53pm. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Oct 11, 2013.

Laces Included

Created by Lorelei Halley Feb 17, 2010 at 3:09am. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Jan 11.

Photo Policies

Created by Lorelei Halley Apr 13, 2011 at 5:50pm. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Oct 10, 2013.

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