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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Lorelei Halley left a comment for dee Bowman
"Dee Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
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Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's group Youghal and Kenmare needle laces
"Thank you for that reference, I will look at it."
yesterday
Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Teri - I did look at Jean Leader's website, but she only has an example of Alencon, but not…"
yesterday
Christiane Machabée commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Merci Laurie, Vous confirmez que le sujet concernant les subtiles distinctions entre…"
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Christiane Machabée commented on Christiane Machabée's album
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Dentelle type Argentan lace

"Loretta,Bien sûr, le livre de Mme Delesques-Dépalle ne fait qu’effleurer la…"
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Loretta Holzberger commented on Christiane Machabée's album
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Dentelle type Argentan lace

"Christiane,  could you share how you managed to do the "modes" so well?  I know…"
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Laurie Waters commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"I'm constantly griped at by LaceNews Ebay Alerts readers, especially collectors in France on…"
Saturday
Christiane Machabée commented on Lorelei Halley's group Youghal and Kenmare needle laces
"Une magnifique photo en gros plan d'une dentelle Irlandaise faite à l'aide…"
Saturday
Christiane Machabée commented on Christiane Machabée's album
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Dentelle type Argentan lace

"Merci beaucoup Loretta,Je connais votre amour pour ce genre de dentelle. Vous avez d'ailleurs…"
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Loretta Holzberger commented on Christiane Machabée's album
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Dentelle type Argentan lace

"Stunning!  A beautiful design, stitched to perfection and finished so well.  You did such…"
Saturday
Teri Dow commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Lorelei, have you looked at Jean Leaders Lace pages to see if her descriptions can enlighten you.…"
Friday
Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"I have been going crazy over how to distinguish Alencon from Argentan. So I went to laceforstudy…"
Friday
Lorelei Halley left a comment for Katherine Moore
"Katherine Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and…"
Friday
Lorelei Halley left a comment for sara
"Sara Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how…"
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Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's page Book Review of Elizabeth Kurella's book on Youghal needle lace in the group Youghal and Kenmare needle laces
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"Christiane - Her book includes a small booklet written by an American lace maker, Irma Osterman…"
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Lorelei Halley left a comment for Jormajuhani Saarinen
"Jormajuhani Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include,…"
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"Thank you all for your encouraging comments."
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Jean Bowen commented on Jean Bowen's photo
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"Thank you all for your encouraging comments."
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Christiane Machabée commented on Lorelei Halley's page Book Review of Elizabeth Kurella's book on Youghal needle lace in the group Youghal and Kenmare needle laces
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"Lorelei,J’ai trouvé sur Internet des photos de dentelles magnifiques…"
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Christiane Machabée commented on Jean Bowen's photo
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"Jean, Comme vous, je trouve intéressant d'explorer des techniques différentes.…"
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Fil de lin / linen thread 7 Replies

Je me suis procuré un fil de lin de marque Goldchild 100/3 mais il manque d’être suffisamment lisse et uniforme. Il a des imperfections que je qualifierais de rustiques. On me dit qu’il en est de même avec le fil Fresia et de tout autre fil de lin.…Continue

Started by Christiane Machabée. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Apr 11.

Wrong side of cloth!!! 3 Replies

Did any sharp eyed person realise that I had photoed the wrong side of my 'Reticello' work? I did it in a hurry as I was giving it as a gift. didn't realise until I downloaded the photo that it was the WRONG side!! I hadn't the heart to ask for it…Continue

Started by Jean Bowen. Last reply by Jean Bowen Mar 19.

Group work project advice 6 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 Lorelei Halley Mar 12.

Reticella 2 Replies

Hi to all ,i see you have very nice works of reticella,i must make a few but im a beginer,can someone help me with my problem,i have one photo from museum here in Croatia,and dont know how to begin this piece of work :)whether doing all in one piece…Continue

Started by Igor Beroš. Last reply by Igor Beroš Mar 11.

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Two other blogs of mine for you to view.

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My Irish Crocheted shawl.

Posted by Lynette Hale on April 2, 2015 at 9:21pm

Finally finished my first piece!

Posted by Leslie Edens on March 24, 2015 at 5:35am — 2 Comments

Museo del merletto

Posted by Myriam on February 24, 2015 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

Needlelace Designs & Techniques by Catherine Barley

Posted by Maureen Bromley on September 12, 2014 at 3:42am

 
 
 

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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 May 17.

How the Software Works

Created by Lorelei Halley Aug 16, 2010 at 5:53pm. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Nov 18, 2014.

Laces Included

Created by Lorelei Halley Feb 17, 2010 at 3:09am. Last updated by Lorelei Halley Jan 11, 2014.

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