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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 commented on Christiane Machabée's photo
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Motif pour l'Alençon ou autres / design for Alençon lace or others

"These are the junctions that I use. Does anybody want to add or comment? "
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"Fil de trace" travail en cours/"Fil de trace" work in progress

"Source of photo/text - EON Th. De Dillmont."
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"Fil de trace" travail en cours/"Fil de trace" work in progress

"Christiane, cette photo est le point respectif. J'espère que c'est utile pour vous."
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"Fil de trace" travail en cours/"Fil de trace" work in progress

"Twenty-ninth lace stitch (fig. 748).—This stitch, known as Greek net stitch, can be used…"
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"Fil de trace" travail en cours/"Fil de trace" work in progress

"Hi Christiane, I do not have the book which you have. However, I have worked the Greek net stitch…"
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"Fil de trace" travail en cours/"Fil de trace" work in progress

"Hi Teri, Thank you. Maybe you have a suggestion to me. I'm not sure about what kind of…"
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"Fil de trace" travail en cours/"Fil de trace" work in progress

"Christiane, well done, you certainly know what you are doing with the cordonnay! The trace lines…"
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"Fil de trace" travail en cours/"Fil de trace" work in progress

"Faute de pouvoir trouver du papier contact bleu, mon dessin a été tracé sur du…"
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"Fil de trace" travail en cours/"Fil de trace" work in progress

Étape 2: Coton Égyptien -fil au chinois- 70/2.Step 2: Egyptian cotton -fil au chinois- 70/2.
12 hours ago
Maureen Bromley commented on Loretta Holzberger's album
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Making a picot Alençon method

"All we can do is keep plugging away at lace, demonstrating it where we can and making the public…"
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Lorelei Halley commented on Loretta Holzberger's album
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Making a picot Alençon method

"Loretta With your contributions to the IOLI Bulletin, and your name recognition here, I think…"
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Making a picot Alençon method

"I'm not sure what the reasons were that both of my classes were cancelled.  I'm sure…"
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"Thank you Maureen.I had forgotten about Barnyarns. Tx also for the Info about there being two…"
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Needlelace Sampler

"Thank you Liz for the compliment but you are fairly experienced as well."
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Making a picot Alençon method

"I am also sorry to hear that your class was cancelled. I had hoped that needlelacetalk would start…"
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"You could always try either Barnyarns or Jo Firth Lacemaking, both are online and they both stock…"
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Maureen Bromley commented on Loretta Holzberger's album
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Making a picot Alençon method

"What a shame. But maybe when Alencon lace has had a higher profile there will be more interest."
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Teri Dow commented on Loretta Holzberger's album
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Making a picot Alençon method

"Loretta, I'm so disappointed for you. You were greatly looking forward to teaching and passing…"
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Nos bouts de fils aux oiseaux / Our thread ends for the birds 3 Replies

Savez-vous que si nous leur donnons, les oiseaux se servent de nos bouts de fil pour construire leurs nids?Did you know that if we give them, the birds use our thread ends to build their nests?ChristianeContinue

Started by Christiane Machabée. Last reply by Teri Dow on Monday.

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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

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Cock-a-doodle-doo! 34 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 Apr 5.

Lace Identification 6 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm happy to be a new member to Needle Lace Talk!I am a graduate student in the Fashion and Textile Studies program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and I'm just completing a conservation project on a lace fragment. I would…Continue

Started by M Meissen. Last reply by Devon Thein Mar 17.

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