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

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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Teri Dow replied to Averil White's discussion Total beginner! in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Just a thought... Also look at the Laceioli site. Occasionally, Needlelace features there and also…"
May 24
Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Averil White's discussion Total beginner! in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Good!!!!!  I love to have company in my addiction!!!!! :) Getting a good grounding in the…"
May 23
Lorelei Halley left a comment for Marie-Jo Quinault
"Marie-Jo Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and…"
May 23
Averil White replied to Averil White's discussion Total beginner! in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Thank you very much, everyone! And Elizabeth, yes, I'm already hooked!"
May 23
Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Averil White's discussion Total beginner! in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"I think you are doing very well, Averil.  The others have given you good advice. I would add a…"
May 22
Lorelei Halley replied to Averil White's discussion Total beginner! in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"One of my suggestions matches Teri's -- save buttonholing the outline until last. The other…"
May 22
Averil White replied to Averil White's discussion Total beginner! in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Thanks, Teri!  I really am enjoying it, and thanks for the tips!  It's actually…"
May 22
Teri Dow replied to Averil White's discussion Total beginner! in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Morning Averil. You are obviously really enjoying experimenting and through this comes knowledge.…"
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Total beginner!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a total newbie to needle lace, although I have…See More
May 22
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needlelace first project - Lagartija

"Thank you for the kind words! When my husband saw the frog, he said, "Aren't you going to…"
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needlelace first project - Lagartija

"I really like it. The cute frog watching all of us, and that clueless bug, too close to…"
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"Jeannette - treadles must be very popular.  I easily found a belt online for less than $10."
May 20

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Stitch variations 31 Replies

Hi everyone. I have a question about stitch variations. If a book describes a stitch, as say for example, pea stitch variation 3, would that same stitch appear in every book under that name or is it just the author's choice to number the variations?

Started by Vi Hunt. Last reply by Teri Dow Apr 19.

Droitière ou gauchère / Right-handed or left-handed 14 Replies

Pour une gauchère comme moi, un miroir fait tout à fait l'affaire.For a left-handed like me, a mirror is quite useful.Continue

Started by Christiane Machabée. Last reply by julianna mann Apr 10.

Software for Designs 2 Replies

Does anyone use software that's user friendly to draw basic designs?

Started by Dee K. Last reply by Dee K Apr 1.

Copyright 1 Reply

This paragraph is taken from the U.S. Copyright Office website, regarding "fair use" --"  What is “fair use” of copyrighted material?Under U.S. Copyright law, fair use of a copyrighted work is allowed for the limited purposes of non-commercial…Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Feb 15.

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Posted by Lorelei Halley on November 4, 2015 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

Filet Lace Tablecloth

Posted by Donna West on September 28, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

 
 
 

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