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 Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
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Looking for accomplished needlelacemakers 5 Replies

I'm looking for skilled and creative Venetian needlelace experts to help me with an upcoming project.I am a visual artist, a scholar, and a professor of art. My artwork is inspired by lacemaking, although I am not a lacemaker. This spring/summer, I…Continue

Tags: punto, Venezia, contemporary, lace, Hirst

Started by Leslie Hirst. Last reply by Leslie Hirst yesterday.

Ayrshire needlelace 2 Replies

Hi everyoneI have a problem with an Ayrshire needlelace filling stitch, it is double twisted buttonholes around the edge of a large eyelet and I can't seem to get it right. Can someone suggest a book or article I might read to help with this.Thanks…Continue

Started by Audrey Ford. Last reply by Audrey Ford Feb 12.

Impending Snow Storm USA 1 Reply

Hi Everyone, just heard about the above. - Stay safe everyone. Happy stitching.

Started by Teri Dow. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Jan 27.

Group work project advice 4 Replies

Hello all,I could use some suggestions/advice. My local lace guild is organizing "round robins".How this works in general: A group of people sign up to participate (probably 5 or 6 people per round robin). Each person starts a piece of lace, then…Continue

Started by Amy O'Malley. Last reply by Teri Dow Jan 26.

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