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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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Åsa Jansson
"Asa Welcome. Policies and software are the same here as in LACEIOLI, but this network is only for…"
yesterday
Lorelei Halley left a comment for Debra
"Debra Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
yesterday
Lorelei Halley replied to Jaarlee's discussion Connecting pieces? in the group Sol laces
"Jaarlee I am not proficient in sol laces, but my understanding is that coral knot stitch is used to…"
yesterday
Jaarlee added a discussion to the group Sol laces
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Connecting pieces?

Hello all.I've been making those little medallions using the instruction from recommended books.…See More
Monday
Christiane Machabée commented on Christiane Machabée's photo
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Volutes - Scrolls

"Merci Karen,Pat Earnshaw explique assez bien la méthode d'exécution de cette…"
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Christiane Machabée commented on Christiane Machabée's photo
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Volutes - Scrolls

"Carolyn,Merci pour vos commentaires. J'ai justement voulu, par ce travail, faire un essai avec…"
Sunday
Lorelei Halley left a comment for Teresa Lacy
"Teresa Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
Saturday
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Elizabeth Ligeti's photo
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Gros Point Dresden Plate Sampler.

"Hi Liz, What is the diameter of this sampler, please? Thanks, Carolyn"
Saturday
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Christiane Machabée's photo
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Volutes - Scrolls

"Gorgeous!!! Wonderful design and work. How do you like working with the Sajou Calais? I was…"
Saturday
Lorelei Halley left a comment for Lucie strawser
"Lucie Welcome. Please be aware that NEEDLELACETALK does not include bobbin lace, which is made very…"
Saturday
Lorelei Halley left a comment for Analisa Hall
"Analisa Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and…"
Saturday
Karen Roy commented on Christiane Machabée's photo
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Volutes - Scrolls

"I love the center grid!  Lovely!"
Friday
Teri Dow replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion washable needlelace?
"I'm full of queries today - has anyone ever used stiffening solution on lace with success?…"
Friday
Teri Dow replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion Thread Equivalents in the group Threads
"Hi Maureen, thanks ever so much for this, as always you are so helpful. I'm trying to get my…"
Friday
Maureen Bromley replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion Thread Equivalents in the group Threads
"Hi Teri. Most lace suppliers In The UK will sell Egyptian cotton thickness up to 185/2 which is…"
Friday
Teri Dow replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion Thread Equivalents in the group Threads
"I've a thread question - Ombretta uses thread weight 100 - 140 for working mesh. I've…"
Friday
Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Lorelei Halley's group Oya-Bebilla-Turkish-Armenian-Mediterranean knotted needlelace
"I have just looked at Avital's site, and her great step-by=-step photos of the Puncetto stitch…"
Friday
Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Teri Dow's photo
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Bronas design

"No-one who makes lace is "thick"!  Actually, I am amazed at the clever ancestors who…"
Friday
Lorelei Halley left a comment for lorna leigh
"lorna Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
Thursday
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Alencon bee

"Thank you!"
Thursday

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washable needlelace? 15 Replies

One of our new members, Theresa, asked if needle lace is washable.  I actually haven't tried to make anything to use on clothing, or that might need washing.  Would our experienced lacemakers jump in and give us their opinions about this issue.Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley. Last reply by Teri Dow on Friday.

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 Oct 28.

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.

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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 Nov 18.

Laces Included

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

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

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