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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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Yanka
"Yanka Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
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Carol Fenlon left a comment for Carol Fenlon
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"Thanks for letting me join the group. I hope to learn a lot."
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"Not much danger, no.  Since the center of each snowflake is a tight weaving, and you pull the…"
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6. second try without pins

"That was my experience... I was afraid the pins would pull out and I'd lose the loops of the…"
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5. lace in hand

"Thanks, Lorelei!  It was fun to try something new.  I may try again to make something…"
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Lorelei Halley commented on Karen Roy's photo
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9. all five

"Congratulations!  If there any danger of that beginning thread unraveling the whole thing?"
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Lorelei Halley commented on Karen Roy's photo
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6. second try without pins

"Another method. I have heard some say that the pins-around-the-edge method is annoying because the…"
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Lorelei Halley commented on Karen Roy's photo
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5. lace in hand

"Ta DAH! I love seeing our members try something new. This is on my to-do list also."
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Linda Dumas commented on Karen Roy's photo
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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Zypora
"Zypora Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
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Francesca Merletti replied to Francesca Merletti's discussion Alençon books in the group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
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Lorelei Halley replied to Francesca Merletti's discussion Alençon books in the group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"For books, look at the opening page for this group. Under the photo on the left are 2 sections…"
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Angelina replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Concernant la brode, concerning the « brode » in Alençon lace in the group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
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How active are online members? 10 Replies

It took me a long time to find a group that wasn't knitting or crochet. I hope to see more activities and interaction here? Does the group think about having a Facebook presence or Instagram presence? It'd be a nice feature to see how many members…Continue

Started by Victoria Ong. Last reply by Lorelei Halley May 29.

Blogs to follow? 2 Replies

With Jeanine Robertson probably pursuing other work such as translations for books and contributing other work, I feel like there is a gap now.  Her blog is/ was an excellent resource for all sorts of Italian needlework.  But I discovered Puncetto,…Continue

Started by Robert. Last reply by Carolyn Wetzel Dec 31.

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Ning has been doing some maintenance and some aspects of various sites are not working perfectly. What I have noticed for our site is that posting a comment has become very slow. You can type in your comment easily, but when you click to post the…Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley Oct 5, 2017.

New member 1 Reply

Hi all! Thanks for letting me join this group. I live in Amish country, Pennsylvania, for just over two years now. I love working with a needle, and recently noticed needlelace. I realized after looking at more on it, that I have done some without…Continue

Started by Bobbi Senior. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Aug 17, 2017.

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How NEEDLELACETALK Got Started

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