Contemporary and Modern Needle Lace


Contemporary and Modern Needle Lace

For those who want to design and make modern needlelace that does not re-create antique styles.

Members: 68
Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2018



Needle Lace, Techniques & Inspiration by Jill Nordfors Clark, Hand Books Press  ISBN 0-9658248-5-3

Dentelles de l'Europe Centrale, Edition Albert Levy, Libarairie Central des Beaux-Arts, 1926


The first book has the most detailed instruction with wonderful photos and great inspiration for those interested in modern lace design.

The second book has the most wonderful and modern designs from the Werner Werkstatte school in Germany

The second book is available for download on:

Photos of modern needle lace:    

Discussion Forum

Working with linen thread 10 Replies

I'm a devotee of the remarkable needle lace work of the Czech artist Luba Krejci (example attached). The few descriptions of her work I've been able to find indicate that she worked with linen cord.…Continue

Tags: wall hanging, Luba Krejci, linen

Started by Tikkun Knitter. Last reply by Merle Herman Sykora Jul 6, 2013.

Designs for Modern Needle Lace 3 Replies

Hello,I am new to the group and would like to contribute the following two book recommendations:Needle Lace, Techniques & Inspiration by Jill Nordfors Clark, Hand Books Press  ISBN…Continue

Started by Christopher Barrios de Leon. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Dec 20, 2012.

N-lace made of wire 12 Replies

Hello! I've been reading off and on but finally joined yesterday after asking Arachne if anyone had ever done needle lace in wire.I have an idea that has been floating around for a little while. I…Continue

Started by Lauren Snyder. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Nov 22, 2012.

Fil de soie d'arignée 4 Replies

Bonjour à tous, Voilà un fil assez particulier dont je voudrais vous parler: il s'agit d'un fil de soie secrétée par une araignée de Madagascar.De fabrication purement artisanale, il coûte cher (18…Continue

Started by Angelina. Last reply by Judith Connors Dec 15, 2011.

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Comment by Lorelei Halley on August 17, 2010 at 5:25pm
All your ideas sound good. I just threw out the sun or astronomical idea to get some discussion started, and to see what you all want to do. The idea occurred to me because we already have 2 sun designs among our photos. So I thought let's see how several others interpret that idea.
Comment by Debbie D'Amelio on August 17, 2010 at 11:40am
Planetary seems mostly circular to me, with extras like for comets, so that's fine with me. Maybe consider the group's theme photo as inspiration? There's also a photo that uses Saturn's rings as inspiration.
Comment by Lorelei Halley on August 16, 2010 at 6:12pm
Contemporary can be either 2D or 3D. Myself, I won't attempt 3D just yet. I'm too new at this to try that just yet. But if most of the group members want to try 3D, go for it! We don't have to be doing the same thing. I only suggested possible parameters because it is sometimes easier to think up a design when there are some limitations to work inside of.
Comment by Janice Blair on August 16, 2010 at 6:03pm
Are you talking about a 2-D or 3-D piece of lace? I can't see how 3-D would fit on a scanner. I was thinking about doing something for Christmas in needle lace next.
Comment by Lorelei Halley on August 16, 2010 at 3:51pm
Suppose we were to invite our members to create a new design, and propose a general subject matter or shape? For instance, create a Sun lace, or planetary or astronomical design? What do you think? Or something round with protuberances. Must fit on the glass of a scanner. ?????
Comment by Lorelei Halley on July 11, 2010 at 5:34pm
Debbie: she has 2 shots of it among our PHOTOS. Once you go to the page with the photo, click on the photo and you will see the original file, in all its detail.
Comment by Debbie D'Amelio on July 11, 2010 at 5:21pm
Is "Anne's Fireflies ball" what's in the header? Where can I view it close-up?
Comment by Janice Blair on July 8, 2010 at 5:41pm
I have a piece of contemporary needle lace which I will download later in the year. I love Anne's Fireflies ball. Makes me want to do something different.
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on July 7, 2010 at 10:43pm
I am a bit of a traditionalist, but am interested in seeing modern lace (interested in seeing Any lace!!!)
The same basic stitches are used whatever sort of needlelace it is, and it is fun to see how these stitches are worked into something more modern, and given an extra twist.

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